Sunday, February 21, 2010

Probe sought into death of school student in accident

Thiruvananthapuram: V. Sivankutty, MLA, has urged the State government to institute an inquiry into the death of a student of St. Mary�s School, Pattom, who was run over by a bus.



In a press note here on Sunday, he appealed to the authorities for stern steps to curb the reckless driving and violation of traffic laws by the drivers of private buses.



The MLA said the death of the student, Eby Vijayan, was the latest in a series of such accidents.



Erring drivers had been responsible for the death of several persons in the recent past and injuries caused to others.



�In the mad race to get ahead of the competition and increase revenue, private buses often refuse to let students aboard, skip bus stops near educational institutions and take off when students are boarding the buses. Such tendencies can be curbed only by deploying policemen in front of schools,� the MLA said.



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