Special Correspondent

RAMANATHAPURAM: V. Abitha (6) of Gingee in Villupuram district was fatally knocked down by a speeding van at Ariyanendhal near Paramakudi on Wednesday.

Sources said the accident occurred when a fish-laden van was going to Kochin from Rameswaram. It knocked her down when she was trying to cross the road after the vehicle in which she travelled halted for refreshment. She was among the group of devotees scheduled to visit Sabarimala.

Funds for repair work

The Government has sanctioned Rs.6.37 crore for carrying out repair and maintenance work at Mandapam camp for refugees.

The Collector T.N. Hariharan said besides repairing houses, which were in a bad condition, electric posts and streetlights would also be repaired.