2 killed as tipper lorry rams into festival procession in Edappaal

Saturday, Mar 12, 2016,11:08 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Malappuram: Two people were killed and many others injured when a tipper lorry rammed into a procession that was being held as part of a festival in a temple in Edappaal in the wee hours of Saturday.

The victims were identified as Ammu and Bineesh of Kalloopparamb. Both are relatives.

A sand-filled lorry rammed into the procession and then hit a tree. The driver of the lorry was said to be dashing to evade checking by police. Police arrested the driver.

The tragedy took place at around 4.30 am during the traditional ‘paathraathaalam,’ a procession holding flames on plates, at a temple in Thirumaloor.