Karnataka: 8 Don Bosco students killed, 12 injured as private bus collides with school van near Udupi

The students belonged to Don Bosco High School. Injured have been rushed to Manipal hospital.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 22, 2016 11:48 am
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Eight school children were killed and 12 persons injured, including the driver of a mini van and his school teacher wife, after a private bus collided with a school van on NH 66 in the coastal Karnataka district of Udupi on Tuesday morning.

There were a total of 18 children and three adults in the school van. Six of the eight school students dead are girls. The accident occurred around 8:00 am on NH 66 at the Mohadi Cross, near Gangolli, in Udupi.

The deceased were all students of the Don Bosco school at Gangolli. They were identified as Nikita, Ananya, Calista, Ansita, Alwita, Royston, Delvin and Clarissa.

The Udupi district police said that the private bus plying on the Byndoor-Kundapur route crashed into the Maruti Omni school van a few metres away from the Don Bosco School. Three students were killed at the spot and five more died in hospital, police said. Among the students, seven were attending primary school while one was in middle school. The Gangolli police arrested the bus driver Manju and the conductor Shakeel.

accident4 The driver and conductor of the private bus were arrested by police.

“The driver of the van and his wife are out of danger. Five students are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the Manipal hospital,” the Kundapur Circle Inspector P M Divakar said.

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    Geethan
    Jun 21, 2016 at 1:28 pm
    Whoever resposible for these kids death.. lt;br/gt;should kill like dogs. For not to happen this kind of desasters again in future..
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      Shan
      Jun 21, 2016 at 5:33 pm
      Better to stop omni vehicle in india.unbelivanle incident.God please save our every children.Really driver made big mistake,must school follow real school buses,not like a small vomini vans.Big buses are good for every children's safety.Better to India keep separate road lane for school children buses.
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        Kavi
        Jun 25, 2016 at 6:05 am
        21 people in OMni MIni Van along with school bags. It is overloaded.
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          Nanda Kumar
          Jun 23, 2016 at 12:13 pm
          Very very sad incident. No.1. I extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to the bereaved families. No.2. Since Potion and Vehicles are increasing day-by-day, the urgency and speed in driving should be cut accordingly for safety of all. No.3. On priority, the Govt should implement VIGOROUS PUNISHMENT for rash and senseless drivers and announce the same in nook and corner of all public places in all languages, so that every drivers should know the consequence of such happenings ahead, instead of letting them on BAIL. No.4. Every such vigorous punishment awarded and fulfilled should be announced in news papers in bold. No.5. Above all, the importance of life while travelling have a direct impact on road conditions, which needs IMMEDIATE attention of Govt. No.6. MAY THE SOUL OF THE YOUNG ONES WHO PED IN SHOCKING TRAGEDY REST IN THE ARMS OF LORD PEACEFULLY.
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          1. Arun A
            Jun 21, 2016 at 11:57 am
            how may kids have to die to understand the simple fact of road rules, safety of school buses...s,stupids and impotent leaders in government. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;and how are parents sending kids in omni, how did government gave permission/are traffic police blind of these incidents in that area.
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