Tragedy Strikes at Cusat: Students Mourn the Loss
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Tragic Stampede Shakes Cusat Campus
Even on Sundays, the main campus of the Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) at Kalamassery is a bustling place. However, the lively atmosphere turned somber after a tragic stampede claimed the lives of four individuals, including three Cusat students, during a tech festival on Saturday evening.
Grief-Stricken Students Gather to Bid Adieu
On Sunday morning, the enormity of the tragedy was palpable as students solemnly congregated in front of the open-air stage, waiting for the arrival of the bodies of the deceased. They struggled to articulate their sorrow, their silence echoing the magnitude of the loss.
Emotional Remembrances and Heartfelt Farewells
As the bodies were brought to the School of Engineering hall for the final farewells, hundreds of emotional students lined the roads, their tearful tributes a poignant testament to the deep impact of the tragedy.
Recollections of the Fateful Evening
Recalling the harrowing events of the stampede, an M.Tech student described the chaotic scene that unfolded at the open-air stage. The gates, typically open well in advance, were shut temporarily, leading to a rush when they were reopened, exacerbating the situation due to the steep steps and the crowded gallery.
A Community in Mourning
The somber mood persisted as the bodies were respectfully prepared for transport to their hometowns. Grieving students, enveloped in sorrow, clung to one another, struggling to come to terms with the tragic loss that had befallen their community.
Final Farewells and Lingering Sorrow
Students bade their final farewells as the bodies were solemnly taken away, with many lingering on as the vehicles departed from the campus, reflecting the enduring impact of the heartbreaking events.