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12 children, school van driver killed in accident

Twelve children were among 13 killed and ten other students injured when a brick-laden truck collided with their school van this morning.

The children, students of a private school, were headed for school when the mishap occurred near Jaheera village in Lambhra, close to Nakodar, a senior police official said. 

The driver of the school van was also killed in the mishap. "The mishap took place at 8.00 am in Jaheera village when the bus of Akal Academy was taking students to the school," Jalandhar Rural Superintendent of Police (D) Rajinder Singh said. 

Around 30 children were said to be travelling in the van when the truck laden with bricks collided with it.

The area where the mishap occurred is said to be prone to accidents. The injured students were rushed to a local hospital. 

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