Three youths killed in mishap in Palakkad

Three youths were killed when they were hit by the Coimbatore-Managlore passenger train at Kanjikode near here this morning, police said.

Palakkad: Three youths were killed when they were hit by the Coimbatore-Managlore passenger train at Kanjikode near here this morning, police said.

The mishap occurred at 9 am, the sources said. The deceased have been identified as James, Satheesh and Pradeep, who were neighbours.

The youths had gone near the railway tracks on hearing a rumour that the body of a person was found on tracks in the early morning.

They could not hear the sound of the train nearing as it was raining heavily, the sources said.

PTI

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