Eight schoolchildren die in Kerala accident

December 4th, 2008 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS  

Kannur (Kerala), Dec 4 (IANS) Eight schoolchildren aged between five and nine years were killed in Kerala Thursday when a van ploughed into them as they were returning home from school, officials said. The students belonged to the Irikkur Sree Narayana Primary School at Irikkur, 50 km from here. The vehicle was driven by Abdul Kabeer.

While the eight died instantly, at least 15 others were injured. A few of them are in serious condition.

People in the area apprehend the driver and handed him over to the police.

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