Sunday, March 28, 2010

Six workers killed as truck overturns

PATHANAMTHITTA: The bodies of six labourers who were killed late Saturday night when the truck they were travelling in overturned at Punnammod near Koodal in the district, have been identified.

They are Radhakrishna Pilaai (42), Thampi (30), Asokan (35), Ravindran (46), Ratheesh (27) and Manu (24).

The labourers were proceeding to an estate with material for tarring a road inside the plantation, police said.

The mishap occurred in between Koodal and Rajagiri at 11 pm on Saturday when the driver lost control of the truck and the vehicle overturned and fell into gutter with the tar barrels crashing down on the workers

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