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Septuagenarian dies after police escort vehicle hits two-wheeler

Tiruchirapalli, Jun 15 (UNI) A 70-year-old man was killed after his two-wheeler was hit by a police vehicle that was escorting Tamil Nadu Khadi and Village Industries Minister G.Baskaran's convoy at Panjapur on the Tiruchirapalli-Madurai national highway here on Monday.
Police said the deceased was identified as T Abdul, an iron scrap merchant residing at Ramachandra Nagar in the city.
The mishap occurred, when Abdul, who was riding the two-wheeler in the wrong direction, took a sudden turn without noticing the escort vehicle.
Abdul succumbed to a severe head injury on the way to Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital.
Though the Tiruchirapalli city police traffic investigation wing registered a case, the driver of the police escort vehicle was not booked, as the accident occurred due to the fault of the two-wheeler rider.
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