Lorry loses control, overturns in Kannur; Driver killed, cleaner severely injured

Nasar Valiyedath

The lorry which overturned

Kottiyoor (Kannur): A lorry lost control and overturned at Palchuram here on Friday morning leaving the driver dead and cleaner severely injured. The details of the deceased and the injured man remain unknown.

The accident happened around 7:30 am at Boys Town hairpin road which connects Wayanad and Kannur districts. The lorry carrying raw materials for communication tower was on its way from Tamil Nadu. It overturned and the duo were stuck inside.

Fire and safety personnel rushed to the scene for rescue efforts. The driver died on the spot while the cleaner sustained severe injuries on his head.

Both were rushed to Peravoor Taluk Hospital. The driver’s body is kept there, while the cleaner was shifted to Kannur Medical College hospital for further treatment.

Traffic on the route has been disrupted.

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