Trasi Accident Victims’ Funeral on June 23
Kundapur: The funeral of the deceased students who died in the ghastly road accident at Trasi on June 21 will be held on Thursday, June 23 at Gangolli and Tallur churches.
The funerals of Calista Olivera and Clarissa Olivera (daughters of Stephen and Rita Olivera, Moovattumudi), Alvita Olivera and Ancita Olivera (daughters of Alwyn and Reshma Olivera, Moovattumudi) and Delwin Dais (s/o Vinod and Defhni Dais, Gangolli) will be held at Immaculate conception Church Gangolli at 11 am, on June 23. THe funeral of Nikhitha D’Silva and Ananya D’Silva (daughters of Lloyd and Marina D’Silva, Hemmady) and Royston Lobo (s/o Vinod and Shanthì Lobo, Hemmady) will be held at St Francis Assisi Church Tallur at 4 pm on the same day.
Bishop of Udupi Diocese, Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo expressed his deep shock on the incident. He will be attending the funeral mass in both churches.
The Hemmady villagers called a voluntary bandh on June 22 in wake of the tragedy. All shops, offices and establishments were closed on Wednesday.
The accident occurred on June 21, when a Maruti Omni was transporting children of Don Bosco English School. The Omni driver took a right turn towards the school near Movadi Junction and an oncoming bus crashed into the car. Five students breathed their last on the way to KMC Hospital Manipal, while three died on the spot.