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Tamil Nadu: Five die as tree falls near cremation ground

PTI  Theni, May 20, 2014
First Published: 21:36 IST(20/5/2014) | Last Updated: 22:13 IST(20/5/2014)

Five persons were on Tuesday killed and two others injured when an old tree, uprooted by strong wind, fell on a hall near a cremation ground, police said.

The victims had taken shelter from the rain in the hall near a cremation ground near Cumbum, when the centuries-old tree crashed on a hall, they said, adding the victims included a father and his son, a small boy.
  
According to PWD sources, the tree on the banks of a PTR channel at Narayanthevan patti village was centuries-old and it got uprooted in the strong winds.

The injured have been admitted to hospital.


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