Kothamangalam: In an unfortunate incident, five children were killed and 11 others injured after a tree fell on the school bus they were travelling in at Kuthukuzhi near Kothamangalam Friday evening.
The deceased have been identified as Johan Josey (13), Gowri (9), Krishnendu (5), Ameer Jaffer and Isha Sara. They were students of Vidya Vikas School, Karukadom in Kothamangalam.
The students were returning home from school when tragedy struck the ill-fated school bus around 4.30 pm.
The tree fell onto the bus while it was passing by Mar Baselios Institute of Technology and Science (MBITS) at Nellimattom.
The injured have been hospitalised in Kothamangalam and are said to be out of danger.