The first day of reopening of schools in Kerala saw two students being killed in different accidents.
In Kollam district, a 13-year-old boy was killed after a pillar of his school building collapsed on him on Wednesday.
Nishanth was a class 8 student of the Mukathala Gramodharana Trust High School in Kollam. The incident reportedly happened during the lunch break, when Nishanth was playing in the veranda. Though he was rushed to hospital, his life couldnâ€™t be saved.
Locals alleged that carelessness of the school management resulted in the accident. They said no maintenance work had been carried out in the school since 1968.
In another incident, a 5-year-old UKG student was killed while going to school in an autorickshaw on Wednesday.
The auto collided with a bike, and other students in the vehicle also got injuries.
Nooja Nashra was a UKG student at the St Francis School in Cheruvannur, Kozhikode.