New Delhi: In a fatal road mishap, eight school children were killed and twelve others were injured when a private bus and a school van collided near the coastal town of Kundapur in Karnataka on Tuesday.

The private bus was on its way from Bhatkal to Kundapur and the van was coming in the opposite direction.

The children belonged to Don Bosco High School.

The injured have been rushed to Kasturba Medical College Hospital in Manipal. The condition of two students was reported to be critical.