India: two nuns die in building accident

 Two Sisters from the Congregation of Teresian Carmelites (CTC) were killed yesterday by falling bricks, in Kottayam, Kerala State. Sister Magi, aged 31, and Sister Reshmi, 34, from the Fatima Matha Convent at Nagampadom, Kottayam died at about 5pm. The construction of a multi-stored apartment was progressing at the neighbouring site of the Convent compound. Building labourers were unloading bricks through a lift, but at the fifth floor, they slipped on the nuns, who were doing some cleaning in the convent. They died instantly of severe crush injuries. Sister Iros, a member of the convent and Principal of Madonna English School told Salem Voice Ministries (SVM) News Service: ""Another sister Priya was also with them, but she miraculously escaped from the incident". Police have registered a case against the labourers. Paul Ciniraj, President of the Christian Ministers of the Churches of India (CMCI) and Director of Salem Voice Ministries, visited Fatima Matha Convent and expressed deep condolence on behalf of Christian medias and ministries around the globe. Sister Magi was working as a teacher of Madonna English School in Kottayam. She is the daughter of Chakkappan and Mary of Poyya Thaliyanath in Thrissur District. Sister Reshmi was a B Ed student at St Xavier's College, Aluva. She is the daughter of VA. Thomas and Thresiamma of Poonkavu Vadasseril of Alappuzha. She served about 15 convents. An year before she was the mother superior at Perumpalam Convent too. Source: SVM

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