Driver killed in accident

One person was killed when the lorry he was driving collided with a private bus at Chalode here on Wednesday. A few bus passengers also suffered injuries in the accident.

The accident occurred at around 10.30 a.m. when the private bus going to Iritty and the laterite bricks-laden lorry coming from the opposite side collided at Chalode between Kannur and Mattannur. M.H. Prashobh, 30, was fatally injured in the accident. It took sometime for the Fire and Rescue Services personnel from Mattannur to take out the critically injured driver from the mangled cabin. He was declared dead on arrival at hospital.

The injured passengers were admitted to various hospitals here.

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