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2 children killed, 14 injured in autorickshaw-bus collision


Hyderabad: Two students were today killed and 14 others, including an autorickshaw driver, sustained injuries when their three-wheeler collided with a school bus in Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore district, police said.

The accident occurred in Chilakur town of Nellore at 8.40 AM when the autorickshaw carrying 15 students to the school collided head-on with a school bus which was on its way to pick up students, DSP B Srinivas told over phone.

“In the mishap, two children died while undergoing treatment at a hospital while three other students were seriously injured. Eleven others, including the auto-driver, sustained minor injuries,” the DSP said.

The deceased children were identified as D Vamsi and M Venkateshwarlu, both aged 7 and students of second standard, another police officer said.

A probe was on into the mishap, police added.

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