Two children were mowed down by a mini lorry at Vallithode near Iritty in Kannur on Sunday. Five other children were also injured in the accident.
The victims have been identified as Sherin (9), daughter of Cheruvalli Mathew and Tresa (8), daughter of Sebastian of Embrayil House, at Vallithode. The injured, who have been admitted to the Pariyaram Medical College Hospital, are: Merinda (10), Emilsa (11), Josmine (15), Anu (13) and Abil (8).
The police said that accident occurred at around 1.30 p.m. when the children were returning home after their Sunday class at the local church at Vallithode. The driver lost control of the vehicle resulting in the accident.
The driver fled from the spot.
The entire Vallithode village was gripped by grief and the local people blocked the road for some time.