Two killed in separate accidents


Two men were killed and two women and a child were injured in separate road accidents in the district on Thursday.

Police said Javid Basheer, 28, was driving a car with a woman and her five-year-old son when he lost control of the vehicle and dashed against a roadside culvert near Panaikulam in the early hours.

Basheer was rushed to hospital but he died on the way. The woman and the child escaped with minor injuries. They were coming from Pudukottai, the police said.

In another accident, Sathish Kumar, 35, died and Kaliammal, 35, who was riding pillion, suffered injuries when the two-wheeler they were riding collided with a car at Pottagavayal near here around noon, the police said.

Sathish Kumar, who died of head injuries, was not wearing a helmet. Ms. Kaliammal was admitted to the Government District Headquarters Hospital here. They were on their way to Madavanur from here when the accident took place, the police said.

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