Hotel collapses after lorry rams into it in Kalpetta; traffic disrupted
Kalpetta: A hotel collapsed after a lorry rammed into it at the national highway in Vellaramkunnu here on Monday. As the damaged building is likely to fall onto the road, traffic was controlled on the route. As per primary reports, the accident occurred after the lorry driver fell asleep while driving.
The mishap took place around 4 in the early morning. The overspeeding lorry lost control after it rammed into a traveller van that was moving in the front and then hit against the hotel building. The three-storeyed hotel started leaning sideways by 6 in the morning.
As the building is likely to fall onto the national highway, traffic was banned on the route. Vehicles are diverted towards Kunnampatta and Government College. District collector Adeela Abdulla and others visited the place.
Probe has been initiated on the suspicion that building was constructed without following safety measures. The lorry driver, who was hospitalised after the mishap, is stable.