8-year old killed as jam-packed school van collides with truck


IMPHAL, July 3: In a tragic incident, an 8-year-old student of Evergreen Flower School succumbed to his injury at Shija Hospital after the school van he was traveling in along with other students met a head on collision with a Tata truck at Thoubal Leishangthem Kaeli Makhong under Thoubal police.

16 other students including the driver of the school van are undergoing treatment at Shija hospital of which, some are stated to be in a serious condition.

The deceased student has been identified as Leishangthem Sushil, 8, son of Surchand of Thoubal Leishangthem. He succumbed at the hospital around 4 pm.

The incident happened this morning around 6 at Thoubal Leishangthem Kaeli Makhong when 23 school students on board a Maruti van (registration number MN04-A-7410) heading towards Evergreen Flower School collided head on with a speeding Tata truck (registration number MN07C-3084) that was coming from the opposite direction, hitting on the front part of the driver’s side of the van.

In the accident, 16 of the 23 students and the driver of the van, identified as Jiten sustained serious injuries and were rushed to the Shija hospital for treatment.

Five of the injured students and the driver are said to have undergone emergency operations.

Both the Tata truck and the Maruti van involved in the accident have been seized by the police and a case taken up regarding the incident.



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