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3 killed, 8 injured as mini-truck collides with tractor

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Three women agricultural workers were killed and eight others critically injured when a speeding mini-truck collided with a tractor-trailer at Chinna Kottampatti Vilakku on the Tiruchirapalli-Madurai National Highway today.

Police said the tractor-trailer carrying coconut shells and agricultural waste was proceeding to Pallapatti village from Kottampatti while the truck was going to Chennai from Virudhunagar when the mishap occurred.

In the impact of the collision, the trailer of the tractor overturned killing B Chinnammal (41), K Annamani (50) and A Gandhi (49) on the spot.

The injured were rushed to the Government Rajaji Hospital here.

Kottampatti police have registered a case and arrested M Murugan (36), driver of the truck. Further investigations were on, police added.

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