Kochi | As monsoon rains escalated in Kerala today five students, including three girls were killed and seven seriously injured when the trunk of a tree fell on the school bus in which they were travelling at Nellumuttam Colony in the district today evening.
The tragic incident took place in the evening when the students of Karukadam Vidyavikas HSS were returning home after class, police said. The deceased children are identified as Esa Sarah Eldoh, A Krishnendu, Johan Jeiggy, Amin Jabir and Gauri Punnakkal.
The injured have been admitted to various hospitals in Kothamangalam and one had been shifted to Kolenchery Medical College Hospital, sources said.
Since evening heavy rain was experienced in the area, and the trunk fell over the bus in the strong wind, sources said adding the bus got mangled in the impact resulting in the incident. 12 students were in the ill fated school bus.
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