Chhattisgarh: 7 students die, 2 others critically injured after speeding truck hits their auto in Kanker district
In a shocking incident, at least seven students died and two others were critically injured after their auto was hit by a truck in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district on Thursday. The mishap took place near Bhanupratappur in the Korar police station area at around 4:30 pm.
Reportedly, the auto was on its way to drop the students off at their places after school was over when the speeding truck collided with the auto, killing five students on the spot. Locals immediately informed the police about the incident.
As soon as the police received the information, they reached the scene. Inspector General Bastar P. Sundarraj said the injured students have been rushed to the nearby hospital in Korar.
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According to the reports, the accident was so intense that parts of the auto flew into the air. The auto driver has also suffered injuries and is currently undergoing treatment.
Bhupesh Baghel, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, offered condolences on the death of seven students.
In a tweet, Baghel wrote that the news of the sudden death of 7 school children in an accident between an auto and a truck at Korar Chilhati Chowk in the Kanker district is very sad. 2 children are seriously injured, and all possible help is being provided by the health department. May God give courage to the family members, he added. He also ordered the administration to provide all possible help to the students.
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