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Tamilnadu: daily newspaper's reporter dies in road accident near Trichy

Trichy, Tamilnadu: A Tamil daily reporter riding pillion on a two-wheeler was knocked down and crushed to death by a speeding truck near Trichy on Wednesday.

The deceased has been identified as A Karthikeyan, 54, of Aranthangi in Pudukkottai district. He was a reporter with Tamil daily Dinamani. The accident happened on the Pudukkottai – Trichy highway. He was coming to Trichy from Pudukkottai. A Deepan, 21, who was riding the two-wheeler, lost control of the vehicle when the truck, coming from the opposite direction, hit the two-wheeler . Both fell on the road. Karthikeyan came under the wheels of the truck and was crushed to death. Deepan escaped with mild injuries.

The Navalpattu police arrested truck driver B Kalaignar, 32 of Paramakudi in Ramanathapuram district. The body of Karthikeyan was sent to Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital (MGMGH) for postmortem. Karthikeyan was working as a reporter in Aranthangi area. Health minister Dr C Vijaya Baskar expressed condolences over the death of Karthikeyan.

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