19 kids injured as school van falls into canal in Tiruvarur

  • By TOI
  • | Tuesday | 10th July, 2018

Trichy: Nineteen school children suffered injuries after a school van fell into a roadside canal near Nannilam in Tiruvarur district on Monday.The accident happened when the van was on its way to Sri Lalithambigai Matriculation High School at Poonthottam near Tiruvarur town. Two girls have been shifted to a private hospital in Tiruvarur, as they sustained minor fractures on their legs. When the vehicle was approaching Achuthamangalam village, the driver of the van allegedly lost control and the van fell into a canal called Alangudi Vaickal.Since there was no water in the canal, all students on-board escaped with minor injuries. On being informed, Nannilam police arrived at the spot, rescued the students and sent them to Nannilam government hospital for treatment. The van was carrying children aged between 5-10 years.

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