METTUR: Nearly 20 students of a private school were injured when a lorry collided with the van they were travelling in near the Mettur thermal power station on Monday.

The police said the van was crossing a bridge at when the lorry collided and dragged it for a few metres. Bystanders rushed to the spot on hearing the cries of the trapped students and rescued them.

The injured were rushed to the government hospital here. Vansathraj, a Standard IV student who sustained severe head injuries, was admitted to the Salem Government Medical College Hospital. — Special Correspondent