Pramod (40), of Koyilandy in Kozhikode, died under tragic circumstances here on Tuesday night.

According to the police, a group of about 27 tourists from Koyilandy had come here in a mini bus a couple of days ago.

Pramod, who was a member of the group, had developed chest pain on Tuesday evening and was taken to a private nursing home here.

With specialised treatment being recommended, he was rushed in an ambulance to Coimbatore.

However, the ambulance collided with a lorry near Valley View. Pramod sustained a head injury and died on the spot. Dinesh (33), who accompanied him, also sustained a head injury.

He was taken to the Government Headquarters hospital here. Ambulance driver Santosh escaped with minor injuries.

After a postmortem Pramod’s body was sent to his native place.