Seven killed in road accident

December 7th, 2008 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS  

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Dec 7 (IANS) Seven people, including an infant and a woman police officer, were killed in a road accident Sunday, a police officer said.Junior police officer Uma Maheshwari, the six-month-old child and five of her other relatives were killed near the Kerala border, 25 km south of Coimbatore.

The accident occurred when a station-wagon carrying the family collided with a lorry, killing its members including the officer’s husband on the spot, police officer added. The lorry driver has been arrested.

Also, 22-year-old Revathy was critically injured and admitted to a government hospital.

According to sources, the family was on its way to a Hindu temple in Guruvayur, Kerala, for a ritual entailing introduction of rice into the child’s diet.

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