Grief counselling at Titchfield High after minibus crash

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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PORTLAND, Jamaica — Titchfield High School has been plunged into mourning this morning following the death of thirteen-year-old second form student Pranjil Jasti Kamar Monday afternoon in a motor vehicle crash at Black Hill on the northern coastal highway.

The Toyota minibus on which Kamar and 23 others were travelling failed to negotiate a right hand corner and plunged over a ravine. Kamar was the only person who died in the crash.

Titchfield Principal Richard Thompson called the student body together this morning to break the news as the Ministry of Education Region 2 sent in grief counsellors to meet with students.

Portland police officers were also on hand to lend support.

“Our information is that there were twenty of our students on the bus licensed to carry fifteen persons and we later learnt that we lost one student, Pranjil Kamar grade eight student thirteen years old,” Thompson told OBSERVER ONLINE.

“Very brilliant child, very promising; in fact only yesterday the very day he died he was interviewed by the quiz coaches (School Challenge Quiz) to be a part of our quiz team. There were nineteen other students on that bus,” he added.

The school administration said it will be checking to see how many students are still hospitalised.

Everard Owen

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