Dies in accident

: Traffic on Chengalpattu-Kancheepuram Road at Wallajahbad was disrupted for more than an hour on Wednesday evening following a road accident in which a school girl was killed.

According to police, the accident took place around 5 p.m. when Priyadharshani of Avalur, studying VII Standard in an aided-school at Wallajahbad, was on her way back home on her bicycle. She was fatally knocked down by a lorry at Raja Veedhi junction, Wallajahbad.

A group of people squatted on the road, alleging that lorry drivers cross this junction at high speed. They withdrew their demonstration after officials assured them of accident prevention mechanism at crucial road junctions in the district.

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