A driver of a cement-laden lorry was killed after the vehicle fell into a canal at Manpidimangalam along the Tiruchi–Salem main road on Saturday. The deceased was identified as P. Ramesh (25) of Alamarathupatti in Karur district. Police said the driver of the lorry tried to move the vehicle towards the left to make way for an approaching vehicle that was coming in the opposite direction when it fell in the canal and capsized. The Mannachanallur Police are investigating.

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