news Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 05:30
The parents of the five-year-old girl, who died after a tree fell on a private school bus in Kothamangalam in Ernakulam, have donated her eyes.   Krishnendu, a UKG student of Vidya Vikas School at Karukadom, was among the five school students who were killed in the accident on Friday evening.   Abeesh and Varsha, the parents of Krishnendu, informed hospital authorities that they wanted to donate their daughter’s eyes. Krishnendu’s body was cremated on Saturday.   The accident took which took place on Friday evening also injuring ten other children.   The deceased students were Krishnendu (5), Johan (13), Gauri (9), Ameer Jafer (8) and Isha Sara (14).   A school teacher told media persons that two trees on either side of the road to Munnar fell onto the road and one of them came crashing down on the school bus.   "Since it was the last trip from the school, there were only 15 children on board... the fire department officials and locals had to work very hard to rescue the trapped kids," said the teacher.   "The condition of the 10 injured children, being treated in two private hospitals, is reported to be stable," said Kothamangalam legislator T.U. Kuruvilla.   However, the condition of the conductor of the school bus is reportedly serious.   Kuruvilla said strong winds in the area brought down a "dead tree" onto the school bus.   Road traffic to the Munnar hill station was disrupted following the incident.  
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