Bike goes up in flames after collision, two die
TWO youth died after their bikes went up in flames after a collision in Kancheepuram on Saturday night. According to the police, V Hariharan (28) a resident of Senthamangalam village at Chengalpattu, was riding a bike with his nephews D Diwahar (16) and D Nitheesh (14) on the pillion. “When they were travelling towards Thirukazhukundram at around 8.30pm, their bike collided with another coming in the opposite direction,” said a police officer. On the other bike was Praveen Kumar (25) from Malalinatham village near Nenmeli. He was riding towards Chengalpattu. “The accident happened at Pulleri on the Tiruttani - Arakkonam highway. After the two bikes collided, the petrol tube of one of the bikes broke and in the friction, both bikes caught fire. While Hariharan was charred to death, Praveen Kumar suffered grievous head injury,” said a police officer. Praveen Kumar, Diwahar and Nitheesh were taken to the Chengalpattu GH, where Praveen Kumar was declared dead on arrival. Thirukazhukundram police registered a case and further investigations are on.