Seven school students injured in road accident

As many as seven school children from Banapur Integral Education Centre were injured as the auto-rickshaw carrying them turned turtle near Narendrapur under Banapur police limits in Khurda district on Wednesday.

Sources said, though the exact reason behind the accident is yet to be known, it is believed that the driver of the three-wheeler was under inebriated state.

Initially all the injured students were rushed to the local hospital. Later, while three of them returned home after the first aid, four students identified as Sanjay Nayak, Bibi Pradhan, Subham Pradhan and Sonali Panda were shifted to Bhubaneswar as their condition was critical.

On the other hand, the Banapur police launched a manhunt to trace the driver of the vehicle who fled the spot soon after the mishap.