Surya TV reporter here and treasurer of Pathanamthitta Press Club, Shaji Alex, was killed in a road mishap occurred in Adoor town on Sunday night. He was 39.

A speeding Kerala State Transport Corporation bus collided with the car carrying Alex and two others around 9.30 pm on Sunday. Alex who had sustained serious injuries on the head and abdomen was rushed to Thiruvananthapuram Medical Hospital where he succumbed to the injuries, later, on Monday forenoon.

He is survived by wife, Ruby Alex and children, Shinta and Rinto.

Alex has been the Surya TV reporter in Pathanamthitta since the past 12 years.

Kerala Union of Working journalists State committee and Pathanamthitta district committee have deeply condoled the death of Alex.

The body was kept at Thiruvanathapuram Press Club Hall, later, in the afternoon for the mediapersons to pay homage to the departed soul. The leader of the opposition, Oommen Chandy, N.K.Premachandran, Water Resources Minister, Adoor Prakash and many MLAs were among tose who paid homage to the departed journalist.

Funeral would be held at St Mary’s Orthodox Church cemetery at Adoor-Karuvatta at 3 pm on Wednesday.

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