Staff Reporter

Coimbatore: A two-and-a-half-year old pre-KG student of a private school at Chellampalayam near Annur was run over by the school van on Wednesday.

Police said the students were dispersing after the morning prayers when the victim Bharath, who was standing near the van was knocked down by it when the driver reversed the vehicle. The boy was rushed to Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, but died en route.

Students block bus

Students of a private engineering, arts and science college and polytechnic at Kovaipudur blocked a TNSTC town bus on Wednesday morning in protest against the inadequate bus service during peak hours. They squatted on the Perur main road and blocked a town bus from SIHS Colony to Arivoli Nagar. The agitation was called off after an hour following an assurance that remedial measures would be taken.