Three killed after pickup van crashes into shop in Kozhikode

Photo: Special arrangement

Kozhikode: Three people were killed and two others injured when a pickup van crashed into a shop at Kuliramutty, Koodaranji around 9.30 am on Friday. The deceased have been identified as Sundaran Pulikkunnath (62), John Kamungumthottil (65) and pick up van's cleaner Mohammed Rafi from Thekkumkutty.

John, Rafi and Sundaran. Photo: Special Arrangement

While Sundaran and John were pronounced dead on arrival at a private medical college, Rafi succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at a private hospital on Friday evening . The injured include shopkeeper Jomon and driver Shihabudheen. The injured were rushed to KMCT hospital in Manasseri here from the accident spot.

According to reports, the pickup van, loaded with manure, lost control while descending from a hillside and rammed into the shop, resulting in extensive damage to both. Sundaran and John were at the shop at the time of the incident. Fortunately, schoolchildren who were waiting for a bus in front of the shop had left just before the accident occurred on Friday morning.

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