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6 school kids, driver killed in van-bus collision in MP

6 school kids, driver killed in van-bus collision in MP
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Satna: Six school children and a driver were killed while 11 others were injured when a bus collided with a school van at Birsinghpur in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday, a police official said.

Five children were among those injured and two of them are in a critical condition, police said.

Police had earlier claimed that eight persons, including seven school children, were killed in the accident.

"Six children- four boys and two girls- aged between 10 and 15-years, travelling in the school van and its driver were killed on the spot when they were on their way to school," Satna district Superintendent of Police (SP) Santosh Singh Gaur said.

The accident took place around 8.30 am, he said adding the school van was completely damaged in the collision.

The deceased children were students of Lucky Convent School in Birsinghpur, about 40-km from the district headquarters, Gaur said.P6

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