A disaster management training programme at a college in Coimbatore district turned into a tragedy when a girl, forced to jump off the second floor, died. As she fell, her head hit the sunshade of the first floor, which cost her life.
The incident took place in a private college near Narasipuram on Thursday evening. A video of the incident has gone viral.
According to reports, 20-odd students were being trained on how to jump from a building during an emergency situation, and the victim, 19-year-old N Logeshwari, was one of them. She was a second-year BBA student.
In the video, the anxious looking girl can be seen being pushed by a trainer, apparently from the National Disaster Management Authority of India as per media reports. Though she landed on the net held by other students standing on the ground, Logeshwari hit the sunshade of the first floor on the way down.
She was taken to the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) with grievous head injuries, but reportedly died on the way. According to media reports, she had a cut on her neck.
Innocent girl succumbed during national disaster management program held at private college campus in Coimbatore. Sheer negligence and irresponsible activity in the name of training program. pic.twitter.com/fiJxqqvV6z
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Police have booked the NDMAI trainer, R Arumugam. Local media reported that the National Disaster Management Authority of India had been engaged by the college authorities for the training session.
The video, recorded by students, shows students jumping one by one from the second floor. The trainer can be seen pushing Logeshwari, who seemed nervous about the jumping off that height. Soon, her head hits the first-floor sunshade. She falls on the net, but in a serious condition.
The 19-year-old died on her way to hospital.
Further details are awaited.