Falling tree kills biker in Kozhikode, daughter hurt
Kozhikode: A bike rider was killed and his daughter sustained grievous injuries after a tree uprooted in the heavy rains fell on them here at Kallai on Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Muhammad Salu (52), of Francis Road in Kallai.
When the two were travelling on the Kallai bridge around 1 pm, a tree uprooted in the heavy rains fell on them. The two fell down and Muhammad Salu died. His daughter sustained serious injuries to her leg and was taken to a hospital.
An autorickshaw coming behind the bike narrowly escaped from coming under the falling tree.
Local residents, onlookers and other road users took the injured to the hospital and clear the foliage. On information, fire and rescue service personnel from Beach and Meenchanda stations came to the spot and cleared the road after cutting the tree.