Chennai college student dead in Nepal bridge collapse

October 23rd, 2011 - 1:54 am ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Oct 23 (IANS) One girl student of Chennai’s Mar Gregorios Arts and Science College died and nine others were injured Saturday in a bridge collapse in Nepal, officials said.

Another girl student was swept away by the river. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has ordered measures to trace the student.

“We are waiting for confirmed news from the Indian Embassy in Nepal. As per the news, one girl student has lost her life and another student has been swept away by the river. Three students are critically injured,” K.S. Ramesh, head of the department of Social Sciences, told IANS.

He said 42 students and two teachers had gone on a tour to Nepal Oct 12 and were set to return Oct 26.

Jayalalithaa expressed her deep condolences to the family of the student who lost her life. She ordered officials to bring the body back to Chennai and also provide medical attention to the injured.

In a statement issued here, Jayalalithaa said she was deeply grieved on hearing the news of the accident.

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