Twenty-one primary school students were injured in Chattarpur, Madhya Pradesh today after the vehicle they were travelling in overturned after being hit by a jeep, police said. 

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Eight of them are seriously injured according to reports. 

The mishap took place at Harpalpur, 55 km from the district headquarters here, when 21 children in a tempo were on their way to RR Public School. A jeep tried to overtake the tempo and in the process collided with the latter. 

According to Harpalpur Police Station Inspector R K Mishra, as a result of the impact of the crash, both vehicles overturned. He added:

 “The eight critically injured children were rushed to Jhansi (around 140 km from here) in Uttar Pradesh for treatment,” 

The rest 13 were admitted to a nearby primary health centre, he said. People travelling in the jeep escaped with minor bruises, he added. A case has been registered and a probe is underway, the Inspector added.

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