Trasi Accident Victims’ Funeral on June 23

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.

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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.

5 Comments

  1. Udupi Traffic Dept. must wake up and take stringent
    action on those transporting students privately without
    a legal permit from the RTO.

    How can a Maruti Omni be allowed to transport 16 children.
    Most of the transporters, whether school children in TATA
    Mini Vans or Maruti Vans or Labourers in Tempo Travellers,
    often overload much above and beyond the legal carrying
    capacity, and are a direct cause of such disasters.

    May God bless those tiny souls who lost their lives on account
    of one stupid greedy transporter.

  2. I am SO distressed and shocked to read of yesterday’s tragedy that snuffed 8 innocent lives. My heartfelt condolences and sympathies go out to the shattered parents. This IS NOT – CANNOT be God’s will.

    It is a result of human greed….of packing these kids like sardines in vehicles that are not meant to take more than a finite number. As parents we and they cannot believe something like this could happen us. Someone else ? Yes. But not us !

    Government rules and regulations will be applied and enforced till the next tragedy. Then we are back to ‘square one’. There has to be strict enforcement and exemplary punishment to violators

    • Yes sir it was fully the because of the greed of a single person…… To be frank it wasn’t an accident, i believe it was pure murder……

  3. Very tragic and shocking. Watching videos and photos of tiny tots lying in pool of blood moved us. A small error on the part of driver killed innocent kids. May God rest their souls in peace. They died without their mistakes but small mistake of grown ups.

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