Mettur, 3 June 2015: A Mettur resident died in a road accident after colliding with a truck carrying coal for Chemplast Thermal Plant. According to sources, the accident took place on the night of 2 June around 8.30 pm at the Chemplast Thermal Main gate in Kozhi Pannai area. The victim Saravanan s/o Kandasamy, resident of Thippam Patti Kaattu Valavu, was a farmer and a LIC agent. He was riding his two wheeler behind the truck. According to sources, Saravanan was blinded with coal dust after the lorry applied sudden brakes and collided with the truck.
After the accident, Saravanan was immediately rushed to the Salem General Hospital for treatment but he died on the way.
More details are awaited.