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15 students injured as mini-bus turns turtle in Anantnag

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10 passengers injured in Tral

Srinagar: Around 15 students sustained injuries after a rented minibus hired of an Army Goodwill School turned turtle in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Thursday.

Quoting sources, news agency KNT reported that the minibus (JK03-9706) rented by Army Goodwill School, High Ground Anantnag, was on its way to drop the students at their respective destinations when the driver lost control over it and it turned turtle near Kadipora High Ground area of the district.

Locals said that instead of rescuing the students, the driver and the conductor fled away from the spot while the students were shifted by them to the hospital for treatment.

A doctor at District Hospital Anantnag confirmed that 15 students were brought to the hospital and are being treated upon. He said some of the students were discharged from the hospital after being given first-aid, adding all the students are stable.

In a similar road accident, 10 persons were injured after a passenger vehicle they were traveling in overturned in Tral area of Pulwama district on Thursday.

Reports said that the vehicle skidded off the road and turned turtle near Gangloora village leading to injuries to the 10 passengers traveling in it.

The injured were immediately taken to hospital for treatment where their condition is said to be stable.

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