COMILLA: At least five school students were killed and five others injured in a road accident in Natherpetua area under Manoharganj of the district on Saturday afternoon.
Four of the deceased were identified as Liton, Tipu Sultan Sadi and Fahmida of class-III and Alamin of Nursery.
Witnesses said a rashly driven truck knocked a school-van and the van plunged into a roadside ditch in the area, leaving five students killed and four others injured.
The injured were rushed to Laksham Upazila Health Complex.
In-Charge of Lalmai Highway Police Camp Khorshed Alam confirmed the matter to.
Following the incident, the angry mob set fire on the truck, he added.
MAR 16, 2013