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UP: 16 students, 2 women injured after gas cylinder of school van explodes

Press Trust of India  |  Bhadohi (UP) 

At least 16 students and two women Saturday sustained burn injuries when a of a school van exploded in town here, an said.

The incident took place at around 8 am when the van was ferrying the students to a private school, said.

"The children are from class 1 to 5 and between 5-8 years of age," he said.

They suffered 30 to 90 per cent burns, Prasad, adding the condition of four is said to be critical.

He said the of the van, attached to the private school, was using a domestic as fuel for the vehicle.

Two women who tried to save the students also suffered burn injuries, Prasad said.

The students along with the women are undergoing treatment at a hospital in

"As soon as cylinder exploded, the fled the spot, and the two women sustained injuries while trying to save the children," the said.

He said soon after the incident the owner of the school locked the institute and fled.

A case has been registered and investigation is on, he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 18:35 IST