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School van accident in TN, 9 students dead

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Dec 03, 2009 at 12:37pm IST

Chennai: Nine schoolchildren and their teacher were killed on Thursday when their van plunged into a deep pond in Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam district.

The van, which was carrying 25 children from the Devi Nursery School, slipped off the road and fell into a 15-ft deep pond near in Katripullam village near Vedaranyam, about 350 km from Chennai.

Police officials said 11 students had been rescued and sent to hospital while a search was on to locate the missing five.

TRAGIC END: 10 people drowned to death when the van fell in a pond in Nagapattinam.

The van driver, who is absconding, seemed to have lost control as the road was slippery, police said.

The van has been pulled out of the water.

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