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An eight-year-old student was killed and four others injured when they were crushed between two vehicles at a car park of a leading school in Kandana.

Police said the tragedy occurred when a van crashed in to another at the school car park.

Three of the injured were currently undergoing treatment, while another had left the hospital following treatment, Director of the Ragama Hospital Dr. Samaranayake said.

He said that the student who died had internal bleeding due to liver injury.

Police said that a 69-year-old van driver, a resident of Kadawatha, had been arrested and two vans had been seized over the tragedy. (News and Pix by Devapriya Chandrasiri)









 


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  • Public Monday, 26 May 2014 03:23 PM

    School Bus/Van Drivers should take the full responsibility of our future generation by protecting and guarding them. Our younger parents pay exorbitant amounts to transport their children to and from schools. Please Driver Uncles, look after our small ones carefully, think them as your own children.

    Noel Monday, 26 May 2014 03:25 PM

    Parents should be vigilant to check on the school vans that they send their loved ones to school with, and have a control with the drivers concerned, also advice kidds to be on the lookout always, and this should be reminded to the little ones. this will culture them automaticaly for their safety where ever they are.

    Be Fair Monday, 26 May 2014 04:22 PM

    Crazy, is acceptable.....
    This is insane........

    Jagath Leanage Monday, 26 May 2014 04:48 PM

    These school vans are menace to the society. If there are proper school Bus service, that is the best way of transport mode to school children. Now its high time to reintroduce this School buses.

    Dr wicky Monday, 26 May 2014 06:34 PM

    No words to say.May god bless my school little victims-Dr wicky london.

    rasika Monday, 26 May 2014 07:17 PM

    Always the school van drivers drive recklessly. There is no authority to regularize these services. Government should take urgent action on reckless driving. School authorities too need to participate on regularizing these, including the OBA's. Most of the OBAs and PTAs. Most of these committees are formed to get admissions or to have parties. At least, can everyone wake up and together take some concrete action.

    G.M. Jayawardena Monday, 26 May 2014 08:06 PM

    School van drivers and other vehicles taking students including the parents do not respect the traffic rules and thats why always there are traffic jams near the leading schools. Children go to school by foot in the rural areas so they are free from this menace. This tragic incident is also due to the negligence of traffic rules. Condolence to the family who lost their loved one.

    Nims Monday, 26 May 2014 08:33 PM

    Authorities are taking no action to control these services - especially the private busses. Because they travel in luxury with the security clearing the way for them

    xXx Monday, 26 May 2014 09:23 PM

    Don't blame only the drivers, even the school authorities are more responsible for these kind of incidents.

    ANTON Monday, 26 May 2014 12:42 PM

    POOR MAZANODIAN ?

    Guardians Tuesday, 27 May 2014 04:08 AM

    The driver is supposed to be 69 years old. His senses would have been dead for instinctive reaction. There has to be a age limit restriction for drivers of school vans. via DM Android App

    aja Monday, 26 May 2014 01:01 PM

    good Lord why ? what happened this crazy do not allow vehicles
    to come in side schools even teachers cars , our prayers are with the little kids parents and we wish a speedy recovery for the injured kids .

    Fair N Square Tuesday, 27 May 2014 12:39 AM

    sadly a lil kid has to lose his/her life... Of course it is destiny, BUT the School service drivers and ALL bus drivers are a menace to society. Monitor the school service vans, they load 22 or more kids on a 15 seater van.. IF the driver has to brake in a situation all these kids that are JAMMED can have fatal injuries. Further ..they are so greedy that they do 2 turns.. My daughter who starts school at 7.30 is in school by 6-10-6.15 coz the driver has to do a 2nd run.. She could have another 45 minutes of sleep. It's even worse that the kids have to do a Tour of Colombo b4 they get to school. Child Protection Authorities...enough being in a slumber... get into action... NOW..

    Krishantha Monday, 26 May 2014 01:29 PM

    Crazy drivers.

    piyal samarakone Monday, 26 May 2014 02:55 PM

    Did you hear that 69 old driver taking school kids?
    this is the only sickening country in the world where old condemned outdated vehicles are being used to transport
    our kids. If you notice 90 percent of the country's cataloy paste
    you find in these vehicles - bearing numbers 47 -56 -54 -
    try you luck to find one school van with english numbers - if you spot on buy a lottery -


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