The accident happened in Vazhikkadavu in Malappuram's Nilambur.

Lorry rams into school children in Malappuram 2 deadScreengrab/Asianet News
news Accident Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 10:16

A lorry rammed into a group of school children in Malappuram's Nilabur on Tuesday morning. 

The incident happened at around 9 30 am in Vazhikkadavu, while the students were on their way to their school in Manimooli. They are believed to be students of Manimooli CKHSS. 

According to Vazhikkadavu police, two students died and another ten students were injured in the incident. The accident happened when the Karnataka registration lorry lost control and rammed into the students walking on the road, before ramming into an electric poll and coming to a halt. 

The injured students have been shifted to district hospital in Nilambur and some have been rushed to Kozhikode Medical College. 

Police told TNM that the driver escaped soon after the accident. 

Eye witnesses told TV channels that the driver must have dozed off, causing the accident. 

(This is a developing story.)

 

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