Kochi, June 11: Two children and a maid were killed after a mini-van fell into a pond near Maradu in Kochi on Monday.

The bus, with eight students of Kids’ World daycare on board, fell into the pond of a temple situated on Kochi’s Kattithara road.

According to reports, bodies of two children and a maid accompanying them were recovered, while six other students were rescued by the local police. The van driver is also reportedly in a critical condition.

The locals alleged that lack of railings along the pond was the cause of the incident.

More details are awaited.