STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Student Falls from Bus, Dies

Published: 04th December 2014 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th December 2014 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

TIRUNELVELI/NAGAPATTINAM:  A school girl was killed and another seriously injured after a TNSTC bus driver allegedly started the vehicle while they were boarding it near Ukkirankottai in Tirunelveli district, while a 10-year-old girl was hurt and 12 other kids escaped with minor bruises when two school vans collided in Nagapattinam district on Wednesday.

According to sources, the first incident took place around 8.30 am after V Sumathi (14) and M Saranya, both students of St Peter’s HSS in Ukkirankottai, fell down as they failed to hold the bus door handle and lost balance. Sumathi, a class IX student, died of head injuries sustained in the fall. Saranya, a class X student, who was wounded on her right leg, was taken to Tirunelveli GH. Police have detained bus driver Kannan.

In the second incident, a 10-year-old girl student was wounded and 12 other children escaped with minor injuries when a private van collided with a school van at South Poigainallur hamlet in Nagapattinam district. After the collision, the van rammed a house compound wall before coming to a halt.

According to sources, the incident happened after the driver of the private van carrying children lost control of the vehicle. Local villagers who witnessed the crash rushed to the children’s rescue.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp