Six killed, 25 injured as lorry mows into Congress rally

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Kochi, Mar 27 (UNI) Six people were killed and 25 others injured when a sand-laden tipper-lorry mowed into a Congress rally at Pothanikadu near Kothamangalam here.

Police said four of the deceased were identified as V P Pathrose, Kuriakose, Iype and Esho Abraham, all hailing from Pothanikadu panchayat.

The accident occurred when the lorry mowed into the middle part of the rally from a pocket road near to the Pothanikadu panchyat office, police added.

About 25 people were injured. Four of them, who sustained serious injuries, were admitted to various hospitals in the city.

The lorry driver, who was injured as public attacked him, was arrested by police.

Meanwhile, tension prevailed in the area following the incident.

The rally was to be addressed by Congress leaders V M Sudheeran and P J Poulose.

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