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Four fishermen killed, 27 hurt as van collides with lorry in Kerala

The van, carrying 34 fishermen was heading to Beypore harbour for fishing while the lorry was on its way to Neendakara fishing harbour to load fish, police said.

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Thiruvananthapuram: Four fishermen were killed and 27 others injured, two of them seriously, when the van in which they were travelling collided head-on with a lorry at Chavara in Kollam district of Kerala at 0030 hours on Tuesday.

The van, carrying 34 fishermen was heading to Beypore harbour for fishing while the lorry was on its way to Neendakara fishing harbour to load fish, police said.

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Out of 34 fishermen, 12 are from Tamil Nadu from where the van left for Beypore harbour in Kozhikode, sources said.

The deceased were identified as Biju (35), Justin (56), Berchuman (45) and Karunabaram (56).

Two seriously injured persons were shifted to Thiruvananthapuram Government Medical College hospital and others to Karunagappally Taluk hospital, police added.

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