Student falls off bus, dies

TUMKUR, DEC. 6. A high school student died and another was injured when the two fell from a private bus in Channakeshava Pura in Tumkur District on Monday. The two, students of Siddeswara High School, Hariharapura, were returning home from school.

Police said that Thimmaraya (14) son of Ramappa of Chinnammana Halli, fell off the bus and suffered head injury. He died on way to hospital. Another student, who tried to prevent him from falling, was injured. He has been admitted to hospital.

Dies of burns

Shakuntala (35) died of burns in hospital on Monday. Police said that she suffered 70 per cent burns when a stove burst in her house in Hariharapura in Tumkur district on Sunday night.

According to her neighbours, Shakuntala was deserted by her husband eight years ago. She and her two sons, aged 15 and 14, were since then living with her parents. The police are investigating.

Huts gutted

Nine huts were destroyed in a fire that broke out in Mylakuppe Gollarahatti in the district on Sunday night. A fire tender battled for three hours to extinguish the fire. J.C. Madhuswamy, C.N. Halli, MLA, visited the victims, along with senior Government officials, and organised a relief camp for them.

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