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Students hurt in car crash

The car at the accident site in Aurangabad on Monday. Picture by Sanjay Choudhary

Patna, Aug. 4: Eleven students of a renowned public school suffered injuries today when a car carrying them overturned and fell into a ditch beside National Highway-2 in Aurangabad, around 120km south of Patna.

While two of the seriously injured students were referred to Patna Medical College and Hospital, the remaining children were undergoing treatment at the local sadar hospital. The vehicle was also damaged in the accident. Police said the accident occurred around 7am near Hasauli turning when the driver of the vehicle lost control. Some residents, who rushed to the spot after hearing the cries of the students, rescued the victims.

The vehicle was on its way to Aurangabad from Deo, a block district headquarters. The driver of the vehicle also suffered injuries. Aurangabad superintendent of police Upendra Kumar Sharma said the injured students were responding to the treatment.