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Tragedy in Kundapur: 8 school children die, 11 injured as Omni, pvt bus collide

Tragedy in Kundapur: 8 school children die, 11 injured as Omni, pvt bus collide

Mangalore Today News Network

Kundapur, June 21, 2016: Eighth school children have lost their lives and 11 others were injured in a tragic road mishap involving a Maruti Omni van and a private bus at Mohadi Cross near Trasi on June 21, Tuesday morning.

Bus collision

Initial details  state that the two vehicles collided head on  resulting in the tragedy.  Students of the Don Bosco School were on way to their school in the Maruti Omni while the bus was heading towards Kundapur from Byndoor.

It has been gathered that two children died on the spot, while five others breathed their last while being rushed to the hospital. The injured include the driver of the Maruti Omni.  Some of the injured are being treated in a local hospital while others are being  taken to Manipal Hospital.

Bus driver Manju, conductor Shanker have been arrested. Injured have been identified as omni car driver Martin, Deekshith (4th Std), Vinora (5th Std), Melissa, Veera (10th Std), Liesel (1st Std), Rosten (3rd Std), Clarissa (1st Std) and Alvita (2nd Std).

SP Annamalai visited the hospital, Gangolli police have registered a case.

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Dimple Dísouza, Navi Mumbai Tue, June-21-2016, 2:56

When will you realize the importance of life. The licence of such rash drivers have to be cancelled. A tragic incident. May the eternal soul rest in peace

Ajay Prabhu, Udupi Tue, June-21-2016, 2:52
Very sad, so many innocents die because of somebody’s mistake
Suhani Rai, Pune Tue, June-21-2016, 2:49
Hearing of the accidents itself we are shocked. What would be the condition of the parents so sad. God give courage and strength to the family
Manoj Bhat, Kundapur Tue, June-21-2016, 2:46
So sad. Shocking........
Santhosh BG, Kasargod Tue, June-21-2016, 2:44
Heart breaking incident, so many are killed . If not now when will you learn. Condolence to all the family of all who are deceased.
Abhan, Mumbai Tue, June-21-2016, 2:04
Shocking! total of twenty in a Omni van just impossible . Speed and reckless driving has become a reason for the death of so many innocents in the accident. May your eternal soul rest in peace.
Yathin Kumar, Mangaluru Tue, June-21-2016, 1:32
Oh God save the injured children be with their family give them strength to over come the pain. So sad my eye filled with tears hearing this news and just see what will be the condition of the family of the children
Tanisha Suhan, Udupi Tue, June-21-2016, 1:24
At least after this accident the people renting the van for school trips must have the limit for hiring the children and have speed limit . Very sad. RIP to all the who have been killed in the accident.
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