KOTTAYAM: Three people, including a student died and six were injured in two separate road accidents in Kottayam on Monday.
The deceased have been identified as Salavuddeen (30) of Kalathinkal House, Mankada in Malappuram, Sherin Joseph (23) of Kothoor house, Mundathotti in Wayanad and Arunima (12) daughter of Sugunan and Preetha of Kochuparambil house, Olassa near Kottayam.
Salavuddeen and Sherin Joseph died in an accident involving three vehicles at Vettikkattumukk near Thalayolaparamb at around 7.30 AM. According to police, Salavuddeen, who was driving the car, lost control and it collided with a KSRTC bus and then with the bike in which Sherin was riding. Meanwhile, local people alleged that over speeding of the bus led to the accident.
Four people, Salavuddeen’s father Abdul Razaq (49), his mother Shahitha (48), relative Hashim (21), and a bus passenger Satheesh Kumar, hailing from SH Mount, Kottayam were injured. Abdul Azeez, a local resident who led the rescue operations also suffered minor injuries. They were admitted to Government Medical College Hospital (GMC), Kottayam and General Hospital, Vaikom.
In a separate incident, Arunima was run over by a private bus at Nagambadom private bus stand at around 1.30 PM. Her grandmother Santhamma suffered injuries in the accident.
According to police, the bus, which was moving in the reverse direction, hit the duo who was returning home after a brief shopping in the town. Santhamma was admitted to GMC, Kottayam.