Eight school children were killed and 12 others were injured in an accident at Kundapur area of Karnataka on Tuesday. The incident happened at around 8:00 am when a private bus and school van clashed.

The incident occurred at Mohadi Cross, Trasi, Kundapur, Gangolli Police Station limits. Students were on their way to the Don Bosco school in Kundapur in an Omni van when a private bus forced into it.

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Police said, “The van had stopped at an intersection just a few meters from the school when the speeding bus ran into it form behind, completely crushing a part of the vehicle. Eight children were killed on the spot.”

In an accident that took place in Kundapur area of Karnataka. An Omni van and a private bus clashed. The Omni van was carrying school students of which 8 are dead while 12 have been injured.

The deceased children have been identified as Nikita, Ananya, Selista, Ansita, Alvita, Roysten, Delvin and Clarisha. In the accident the driver as well as a teacher has also sustained injuries. Injured children have been rushed to a nearby hospital.

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Police said “two children died on the spot while six succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital. Six students are being administered treatment at Chinmay Hospital, Kundapura and others have been rushed to Kasturba Medical College Hosital, Manipal. The condition of two students is said to be critical.”

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