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Death toll in Perinthalmanna bus accident rises to 14

Death toll in Perinthalmanna bus accident rises to 14

Perinthalmanna: The death toll in the mini-bus accident at Chelakkad near here in Malappuram district rose to 14 with one more person succumbing to injuries at a private hospital here Sunday morning.

Kizhakkekara Ramachandran (47), who was critically injured in the accident, was undergoing treatment at Al Shifa Hospital.

Thirteen persons, nine of them school children, were killed and 25 others injured when a mini bus in which they were travelling rammed a tree and plunged down the road at Chelakkad on Friday.

The deceased also included four women.

The speeding private mini bus hit the tree after which the driver lost control of the vehicle and it tumbled down about 25 feet down the road.

The condition of four of the injured still remains critical.

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