Driver killed in lorry collision

Coimbatore, Jul 23:

A driver of a tanker lorry was killed when his lorry collided head on with another lorry at Eachanari near here today.  The deceased driver of the tanker lorry was identified as Shankar of Rasipuram. He was proceeding to Bengaluru after filling petrol in Kochi.

When his lorry was proceeding on the L and T bypass road at Madukkarai near Eachanari, another lorry carrying tiles from Salem, unexpectedly collided with the tanker lorry killing its driver Shankar on the spot. The tiles laden lorry was bound for Palakkad.

Tiles lorry driver and its cleaner Rajalingam, who suffered serious injuries, were admitted to hospital. Men of the TN Fire and Rescue Services department rushed to the spot and retrieved the body of Shankar from the mangled lorry. His body was sent to government hospital in Coimbatore for post mortem. Over speeding is said to be the reason for the collision.

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