19-year-old girl killed during safety drill at Coimbatore college

Coimbatore college

Coimbatore, July 13: A 19-year-old girl student lost her life during a disaster management training at a college in Tamil Nadu’s  Coimbatore on Thursday.

The deceased has been identified as Lokeswari, a second year BBA student of Kovai Kalaimagal College of Arts and Science.

In the video, a trainer can be seen forcing Lokeswari to jump from the second floor of the building.

According to the Indian Express, The trainer, R Arumugam has been taken into custody by the police and a case for causing death due to negligence has been lodged against him.

The body has been sent for postmortem.

The drill was reportedly conducted by the National Disaster Management Authority of India.

As per the reports, before Logeswari, at least five students had jumped off the second floor and landed safely.


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