One killed in accident

A motorcyclist was killed and eight others injured after a speeding ambulance hit two vehicles along the National Highway 66 near Attingal on Monday evening.

The deceased was identified as Jayaprabhu, 38, of Attingal. The ambulance was transporting a patient and three others from Kottiyam to Thiruvananthapuram.

After hitting the motorcycle that was ahead, the ambulance driver lost control of the vehicle and failed to prevent a collision with a car that came from the opposite direction. Four of those injured were admitted to the Government Medical College with significant injuries, while the others sought treatment at private hospitals.

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