In a major mishap, a school van carrying children turned over into a nearby canal and the accident has so far claimed at least one of the student.
The incident is of Pendra in Chhattisgarh state.
Sources informed that the students were from Kerla english medium school and it suddenly went out of control to land in overturned condition in a canal.
The student who died is said to have come under the vehicle.
The students were headed home but the unfortunate accident took place.
Many others too have sustained injuries in the accident.
It is said that the passersby were the ones who spotted the van and rushed to rescue the children from the ill fated vehicle.
The student who died has been identified as 4-yr-old Anshika Verma.