KERALA

Four killed in accident

Staff Reporter

kozhikode: Four persons were killed in an accident involving a car and a private bus on the National Highway near the Koyilandy Mini Station, 20 km from here, on Sunday morning.

The police said the dead were identified as A.O. Shahajan, 40, hailing from Koothuparamba; E.K. Mashood, 30; his brother E.K. Rayis; 22, hailing from Dharmadam; and R. Shiyas, 26, hailing from Kottuparamba. While Shahajan succumbed to his injuries at the Koyilandy Taluk Government Hospital, the three others died at the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital here.

All the victims were passengers of the car. They were returning to Kannur after seeing off Ubaid, brother of Shajahan , at the Karipur airport in the morning. The accident occurred when the speeding private bus collided with the car which was attempting to overtake a van on the accident-prone highway.

The private stage carrier was proceeding from Kannur to Kozhikode city.

The Koyilandy police have registered a case. The driver of the bus had been charged with Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code, the police said.

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