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Another school vehicle tragedy: 2 kids lose lives, 10 injured in Chikkamagaluru

Another school vehicle tragedy: 2 kids lose lives, 10 injured in Chikkamagaluru


Mangalore Today News Network

Chikkamagaluru, Aug 5, 2016 : Even before the Trasi school van tragedy that crushed to death seven tender lives, is still afresh in public minds, there has been another school bus tragedy -this time in Chikkamagaluru.


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Two LKG students lost their lives while ten other students sustained injuries when their school bus overturned  after its tyres got stuck in the roadside slush  at Hebbur near Narayanapura  of Tarikere taluk in Chikkamagaluru on August 4, Thursday evening. The accident took place when the students were  on way home from  the Sandeepani Public School of Hanne village.

 The deceased students have been identified as Preetham and Chaya.  Preetham was the son of Poornima and Pramod couple of Hirenallur village and died on the spot after the road of the bus hit his head. The seriously injured were shifted to a hospital in Shivamogga while those who sustained minor injuries were treated at the Primary Health Centre at Ajjampura.

Sources said the mishap took place when the driver of the bus  took the  bus to the extreme end of the road in order to give way for another bus from the opposite direction. School bags, tiffin boxes and water bottles of the students were scattered on the road, standing mute witness to the horrific  accident.

Locals who rushed to the spot helped in the rescue operations. Satyavathi G, Deputy Commissioner of Chikkamagaluru inspected the accident spot and also visited the hospital and consoled the grieving parents.

Ajjampura police have registered a case.


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Vinayaka Rao, Bengaluru Fri, August-5-2016, 2:12

The Trasi incident in Kundapur have shocked many parents. This is another incident which took place.  All children  are in a hurry to reach home ad are curious.  But this accident has put two families from Chikamagalur in trauma

Carol Pinto, bantwal Fri, August-5-2016, 2:02

Young parents trusting the driver hand over the little ones to travel to a school by bus . But it might have happened accidentally , but the children are very sensitive a small hurt can be very dangerous for them to sustain. RIP to the buds deceased in the accidents .

Roshan S Attavar, Kanhangad Fri, August-5-2016, 1:57
Action has to be taken on the driver , Its is because of his negligence two children have lost lives.
Nizan Shafi, Bahtlkal Fri, August-5-2016, 1:09
The buds killed before blooming . So sad . May the eternal soul rest in peace.
Diwakaer, Mercara Fri, August-5-2016, 12:20
The children are not aware of what will happen and ask the driver t move fast The driver listen to the children which dangers the lives . A tragic incident where two little ones killed. may the eternal Soul rest in Peace.
Anush Bhat, Mangluru Fri, August-5-2016, 12:13
So sad. Who is the cause for them who have lost innocent lives.
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