Pregnant woman two others killed as ambulance hits tree News Today

  • | Friday | 11th June, 2021

Chennai: A nine-month pregnant woman and two of her relatives were killed when the ambulance in which they were going to a hospital rammed into a roadside tree following a tyre burst at Alathur village in Kallakurichi district Thursday. Sources said the pregnant woman Jayalakshmi (23) who was accompanied by her mother-in-law Selvi and sister-in-law Ambika was being taken to Kallakurichi Government hospital from a Primary Health Centre when the tragedy occurred. The ambulance driver lost control of the vehicle following a tyre burst and rammed into the tree killing Selvi and Ambika on the spot. Jayalakshmi who sustained serious injuries died on the way to the hospital. Chief Minister M K Stalin condoled the deaths and announced a solatium of Rs five lakh to the family of Jayalakshmi and Rs three lakh each to the families of Selvi and Ambika.

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