Around the City

Boy killed

KOCHI: Joshua Ekart,11, from Holland was killed when the van in which he was travelling collided with a lorry parked at Premier junction in Kalamassery on Friday morning. Jakamini Peternella Mona Ekart, Joshua's mother, who was inside the van, escaped with minor injuries. — Staff Reporter

Coast Guard

KOCHI: The 40th batch of Coast Guard officers passed out from its training centre here on Friday. The officers will now assume duties in various coast guard ships. — Staff Reporter

Life term for murder

KOCHI: Ernakulam Additional Sessions Judge T. B. Sivaprasad on Friday awarded life imprisonment to five persons for murdering Sunilkumar, a CITU worker. The court had on August 17 found them guilty of murder charges. Those convicted are Peter, his brother, James, Thomas, Binu and Jillan, all hailing from Maradu.— Staff Reporter

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