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Tractor plunges into channel, one killed

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Driver lost control while trying to negotiate a culvert

wrong turn:The tractor that fell into an irrigation channel near Parali in Karur district on Wednesday.
wrong turn:The tractor that fell into an irrigation channel near Parali in Karur district on Wednesday.

One person was killed when the tractor he was driving overturned and fell into an irrigation channel at Parali near here on Wednesday.

Police said Tamil Selvam (42) from Parali was returning from Kulithalai when he lost control of the tractor while trying to negotiate a narrow culvert near Parali.

The tractor fell into the irrigation channel trapping Tamil Selvam beneath and killing him instantly.

Fire and rescue services personnel rushed from Musiri and retrieved the body from beneath the engine.

The body was taken to Kulithalai Government Hospital and was handed over to his kin after post-mortem in the afternoon.

Kulithalai police have registered a case and are investigating.

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