4 brothers killed in different accidents within 15 months; 3 of them die on same spot
Ollur (Thrissur): Four siblings of a family died in different accidents within a span of 15 months. Three among them died on the same spot in Puzhampallam junction near Marathakkara on the national highway and one was killed 300 metres away from there at Marathakkara. A total of 15 persons have lost their lives in accidents at Puzhampallam junction within a year and many sustained injuries.
The four sons of late Kuttan and late Kalyani of Pullil House had similar deaths due to accidents here. In the latest happening, their son Unnikrishnan (46) was killed in an accident on Saturday midnight. He died on the spot after being hit by a bike at Puzhampallam junction when he was walking home. Two bike riders sustained injuries and one of them is in a critical condition.
In July, Unnikrishnan’s younger brother Sreenivasan (41) was killed in a car accident at the same junction. Their another brother Anandan (44) also lost life in an accident that occurred in the same place, only a few days before this incident. All of them met with the accidents while walking home during night. Their elder brother Sudhakaran (48) was killed in a bus accident at Marathakkara only 15 months ago.
Puzhampallam junction is a very risky accident prone area on the Thalore-Mannuthy four lane highway. After Kunjanampara signal junction, people can cross the road from here only. The mishaps take place when people try to cross the roads at night without having any idea of the speed of oncoming vehicles. Most of the accidents here occur at night hours.