KERALA

Jeep runs into Milad rally, many injured

Staff Reporter

MALAPPURAM: A dozen children were injured, some of them seriously, when a jeep ran into a Milad-e-Sharif rally at Venniyoor, near Kottakkal, in Malappuram district on Friday.

The jeep was accompanying the rally, carrying a generator and a public address system. The rally was taken out by the people of Kuttikkattupara, Venniyoor, celebrating the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammed.

The accident occurred when the jeep lost control and ran into the rear end of the rally.

Mohammed Ali, 11, was critically injured. The jeep was said to have run over him.

The injured were admitted to different hospitals in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts.