1 dead,53 injured in three different accidents

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Tiruchirapalli, July 13 (UNI) One person was killed and 53 injured in three different road accidents in Tiruchirapalli, Karur and Ariyalur districts of Tamil Nadu today.

Police said, a cyclist was run over by a speeding lorry at Karumandapam, on the outskirts of the city early today.

The deceased was identified as Palani of Ramjee Nagar.

As many as 30 people were injured when a State Transport Corporation bus, proceeding to Coimbatore from here in which they were travelling, collided head-on with a lorry at Elavangkattupudur village on the Karur-Coimbatore national highway near Karur.

The injured were admitted to private and government hospitals at Karur, police said.

In another incident, 23 people were injured when a Government owned bus in which they were travelling collided with a cement-laden mini lorry at Maruthaiyan Kovil village on the Ariyalur-Perambalur highway near Ariyalur.

While 21 injured were treated at the Government hospital in Ariyalur, two others were referred to Government Medical College Hospital, Thanjavur, police added.


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