CITY BEATS

Report by: 
M SURESH KUMAR
Port Blair
8 Dec 2017

KEMS closed after student’s death

Kamraj English Medium School (KEMS), Brookshabad remained closed on Friday following the death of a student during school hours on Thursday. The unfortunate incident was reported yesterday, when 12 year old, Yash Raj, son of Mr Nitya Raj, resident of Nayagaon complained of stomach ache and started vomiting. Blood was also reportedly found in the vomit. He collapsed in the school premises. He was immediately rushed to GB Pant Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. The post-mortem examination of the body was conducted today and findings of the report will reveal the actual cause of the death of the 12 year old, according to reports.


Ferrying labourers on loaded trucks continues unabated

Though the practice poses serious threat to human lives, ferrying labourers on loaded cargo trucks continue unabated in the city. Despite fatal mishaps reported in the past, another truck loaded with cargo was found carrying two labourers on the extreme rear of the vehicle on Friday. When EOI noticed the truck near Model School at Aberdeen Bazar both the labourers on board were on the brink of falling from the truck after losing grip, but somehow managed to regain control. “The difficult terrain here makes transport of labourers on loaded trucks even more risky. Drivers need to be more vigilant on the roads here because of sharp curves, slopes etc. A minor slipup could prove disastrous and the traffic department should take necessary steps to curb the practice of transporting labourers on loaded trucks,” said a resident of Aberdeen Bazar.