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Two killed, one injured in lorry-auto collision

KOCHI: Two persons were killed and another seriously injured when a speeding lorry collided with an autorickshaw on the national highway near Varapuzha around 9 pm on Monday.

The deceased, passengers of the autorickshaw, have been identified as Fort Kochi-natives Rukmani, 64, and her husband Kumaran, 82. They were rushed to a private hospital, where they were declared brought dead. The autorickshaw driver has been admitted to hospital with serious injuries.

According to the police, the lorry carrying fish hit the autorickshaw from behind.

In the impact of the collision, the autorickshaw was completely damaged.

The lorry driver was taken into custody, and a case has been registered.

The body of the deceased were shifted to a private hospital in the city.

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