Seven die in three road accidents in Erode

Erode: Seven persons died in different road accidents in the district, police said on Tuesday.

In the first mishap on Monday, four members of a family including a three-year-old girl, were killed when a big tree got uprooted due to strong winds and fell on the car in which they were travelling near Kallipatty road junction. Six others, who were injured, have been admitted to hospital.

Police said the condition of the six is said to be serious. Erode District Collector S. Prabakar visited the injured last night.

In a hit and run accident, two persons died when their two-wheeler was rammed by an unidentified vehicle in the district last evening.

A two-wheeler rider died when he fell down from his vehicle while negotiating a curve here, police said. Erode and surrounding areas received heavy rain last evening.

Some trees were uprooted in the strong winds and water stagnated in some areas, officials said.

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