Violence erupts in Kanpur following road accident

July 26th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by ANI  

Kanpur, July 26 (ANI): Violence erupted in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur city on Monday after an irate mob set on fire a school van and damaged a truck following a road accident, which critically injured three schoolchildren.

The three victims have been identified as Pawan, Sneha and Jeetu.

Eyewitness said that the children were returning home when a speeding truck collided with a school van, and seriously injured them.

An enraged crowd of locals gathered at the spot and started pelting both vehicles with stones, and set the school cab on fire.

The furious mob later started beating the drivers of both the vehicles, who were trying to escape from the spot.

The residents as well as the relatives of the wounded held the traffic responsible for the accident.

The drivers of both the vehicles have been taken into police custody and a case has been filed against them. (ANI)

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