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Updated: October 26, 2013 02:39 IST

Student falls from footboard in Chennai, run over

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T. Kannan
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A 14-year-old boy died after he tripped and fell while standing on the footboard of an MTC bus in Pallavakkam on Friday morning.

He came under the bus’ wheels and was crushed to death instantly. He was on his way to school.

The police said the victim, T. Kannan, was travelling on the front footboard of the crowded bus (route number 19G) along with a few others. “When the bus was approaching Palavakkam signal around 8.20 a.m., Kannan fell and came under the rear wheel. He was run over and died on the spot,” said the investigating officer.

Kannan, a class X student of Chennai Higher Secondary School in Thiruvanmiyur, was the elder son of Thangaraj, a construction worker and Nagalakshmi, residents of Kumaraguru Avenue in Neelankarai. Kannan’s brother Udayakumar (12) is a class VII student in a school nearby.

Traffic came to a brief halt on the stretch following the accident which occurred during peak hours. A traffic police team sent the body for post-mortem to Government Royapettah Hospital.

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Daily somewhere in the state some young men die like this.But still the
young boys don't care'to take the elders advice not to travel in the
footboard of the bus, These type of incidence makes evey parents much
about their kids. Atleast now the young school going kids should desist
from travelling like this.

from:  Radhakrishnan s
Posted on: Oct 26, 2013 at 15:00 IST

people never learn. why does this boy want to ride on the foot-board?
of course, our people will immediately blame the government, bus-driver, etc.

from:  varun
Posted on: Oct 26, 2013 at 03:48 IST
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