A road accident involving a bus and a van on the Nadal bypass under the Edakkad police station limits here on Friday claimed two lives and left 37 persons, including school students and teachers, injured.

The dead have been identified as Suresh, 38, of Munderi, a civil police officer attached to the Thalassery police station, and van driver Dhaneesh, 35, of Karunagappally.

Vinod, the school bus driver, was rushed to a hospital in Mangalore with injuries.