Two school-going girls were killed while five other students were injured as a speeding tractor-trolley, in which they were travelling, overturned in a village in Chitrakoot district today, officials said.
Chitrakoot District Magistrate Visakh G Aiyyar said the accident took place in Kol Gadhia village of the district.
"Nearly a dozen students were returning home on a tractor, when the driver lost control over the speeding vehicle while negotiating a sharp turn," the DM said.
"As a result, the tractor-trolley overturned, killing Shanti (12) and Vibha (13) on the spot. Five children have sustained serious injuries," he said.
The injured children have been admitted to a nearby hospital, where they are undergoing treatment, Mr Aiyyar said, adding that the bodies of the two girls have been sent for post-mortem examination.
Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar Jha said the police have seized the tractor-trolley, and efforts are on to nab the driver.
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