Three die as bike hits pole

Staff Reporter

TUTICORIN: Three persons, including two children, were killed in a road accident here on Sunday.

Police said S. Benedict (35) of Pettai near Tirunelveli, his sister Francy (37), her daughters Priyanka (13) and Diana (11) were coming to Tuticorin in a two-wheeler to attend a function.

When they reached the vegetable market, the bike dashed against a roadside pole and all the four fell on the road to be hit by a speeding private tanker lorry.

While Benedict, Priyanka and Diana were killed on the spot, Francy has been admitted to the hospital with serious injuries.

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