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Coimbatore

2 killed in by-pass road accident

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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.

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