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Five persons including four school children killed in accident

Press Trust of India  |  Rourkela 

Five persons including four school students were killed when the auto-rickshaw in which they were travelling was hit by a dumper in Odisha's Sundargarh district today.

The children, aged between five and six years, were returning home from school in the three-wheeler when the mishap took place near Swayamba under Kbalang police station limit, police said.

While three children died on the spot, another student and the auto-rickshaw driver succumbed to injuries at hospital here, they said.

Expressing grief over the mishap, Chief Minister has announced assistance of Rs 2 lakh each for the families of the deceased children, an official in the Chief Minister's office said.

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First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 21:07 IST