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22 students injured in school bus mishap

A Correspondent

Tezpur, June 25: Over 22 students of Assam Valley School were hurt on Monday after their staff school bus (AS12- AC-6553) and a truck (NL01-Q- 2930) collided head-on on NH-15 at Khelmati area in Sonitpur district, around 28 km towards west from the district headquarters Tezpur. Following the accident, the driver of the truck escaped from the scene.
According to sources, most of the students received injuries on their heads and legs, while two students suffered fracture of lower limb. Among them, five students are seriously injured and have been admitted in a private hospital. They are Sudipta Barman (8), Josmita Nath (4), Praga Das (7), Ankita Devi (11) and Lakhmi Devi (20).