August 26, 2015
A young man and a child were killed and 15 others were injured when the van in which they were travelling overturned while attempting to avoid hitting a two-wheeler.
A group of relatives Punsei Puliampatty in Erode district was travelling in the van. They were going to Madukkarai, Coimbatore in order to meet a prospective bride. After crossing the by-pass junction in front of Karpagam University, the van made an abrupt right turn in order to avoid running over a University employee who was on his two-wheeler. The van lost balance and overturned and fell into a gorge nearby.
The two-wheeler rider, 21-year-old Tamilselvan, and Vadivelu (3) died on the spot. 15 passengers in the van sustained injuries.
The police are investigating.