The death toll in the motorcycle accident that took place at Kakkur near Balussery in the district on Saturday night has risen to four.


The victim, Sanju, 22, hailing from Paathipara near Koottalida, succumbed to his injuries, at the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital on Monday morning.

Previously three persons — Pulikalparambil Abhi, 20, Pathimoonnil Thomancheri Dhanesh, 20, hailing from Koottalida, and Vellappally Vinu, 22, from Pathirappatta — were killed on the spot when the speeding motorcycles they were riding collided with each other in front of the Excise Office building in Kakkoor.

The seriously injured victim, Vazhapra Aneesh, hailing from Nenmanda, was recuperating at the hospital.

He was shifted from the Intensive Care Unit to the ward, hospital authorities said here on Monday.

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