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School van plunges into canal in Odisha, narrow escape for students

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Rajanagar: As many as 15 students of a private english medium school had a narrow escape as a van carrying them overturned and plunged into a canal near Laxminarayanpur village in Rajanagar block of Odisha’s Kendrapara district today.

Luckily, the students were immediately rescued by villagers.

According to reports, the mishap took place this morning while a van of St. Xavier Public School here with fifteen students onboard was on the way to the school. The driver of the ill-fated vehicle lost control over the wheels following which it skidded off the road and fell into the canal.

After being rescued by the locals, the students are reportedly safe now. The villagers also dragged out the van from the canal using rope.