10-year-old girl killed as school van overturns in UP's Kushinagar

The vehicle was moving at a very high speed, Station House Officer, Khadda, Ram Ashish Yadav said.

Published: 08th February 2020 04:21 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th February 2020 04:21 PM   |  A+A-

Road accident

The van was carrying nine other children who, reports said, escaped unhurt.

By PTI

GORAKHPUR: A 10-year-old girl was killed after a van carrying schoolchildren overturned in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar district on Saturday, police said.

The van was carrying nine other children who, reports said, escaped unhurt.

The van, after picking up 10 school children from Madanour Sukrouli village, overturned near Sarangchapra village.

The vehicle was moving at a very high speed, Station House Officer, Khadda, Ram Ashish Yadav said.

"The girl, Pratibha, came under the van as a door of the vehicle was missing," the police said.

Local residents rushed the girl to Khadda primary health centre, where doctors declared her dead, they said, adding that the driver fled from the spot.

"An FIR has been lodged against the driver and he will be arrested soon. The body of the deceased has been sent for autopsy and van has been impounded," SHO Yadav said.

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