Kerala student killed by falling coconut tree

Kozhikode (Kerala), July 8 (IANS) A coconut tree swaying dangerously in a strong wind fell on two students in a school here on Wednesday, killing one of them and badly injuring the other, authorities said.

The incident took place in the afternoon when the students were playing in the state-run school at Meenchantha near here.

Witnesses said the coconut tree fell on Class 6 student Shijil Ahamed.

The other students rushed to tell teachers about the incident, and Ahamed and another student were pulled out from under the tree and taken to a hospital.

Ahamed died in the hospital, while the other student was undergoing treatment.

Angry parents said that on previous occasions they had brought to the attention of the school authorities that the coconut tree was dangerously positioned and needed to be cut down, but no action was taken.

The Kozhikode district educational officer has been asked to submit a report on the incident.

Last month, too, five school students died at Kothamangalam in Ernakulam district when a roadside tree fell on their school bus.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here