A school girl was fatally knocked down by a car near Bhavanisagar on Tuesday evening. Police said Dhanasri (8), daughter of Palanisamy, was playing near her home in Erangattur village near Bhavanisagar, when the accident took place. The girl received serious injuries and was rushed to Sathyamangalam Government Hospital, where she was given first aid and referred to Coimbatore Government Medical College Hospital for further treatment. But she did not respond to the treatment and died at the hospital. Bhavanisagar police registered a case.

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