Srividhya, 13, was killed in a road accident on Friday evening. According to the Traffic Investigation Wing Police, the girl fell off the motorcycle she was riding pillion, when the rider, her relative Sivanesan, pumped the brake near her school on Avinashi Road. She was thrown off the vehicle, sustained injuries and rushed to a private hospital, where she died, the police said. She is the daughter of Vadavalli resident Haridas. The police have registered a case in this connection.

In another accident, two students of a polytechnic college died in Chettipalayam police station limits on Saturday. According to the police, the incident happened when final year electrical and electronics engineering students Sunil Kumar, 19, and Gowri Shankar, 19, were returning home from college. The police said that while trying to overtake a bus, the rider lost balance and rammed the motorcycle against a tree. They were rushed to a private hospital, where they died.

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