Manjeri: Three youths were killed on the spot as the car they were travelling in crashed into a roadside wall, near Kondotty, in the wee hours of Monday.
The deceased have been identified as Shihabuddeen (26), son of Abdul Razak, Karungadan house, Morayoor; Sanoop (23), son of Ahammed Kutty, Kavungal Parambu Podikkalkunnu house, Kondotty; and Unais (28), son of Veerankutty, Anakkachery house, Mongam.
One of the deceased had just arrived from Dubai and the other two had reached the airport to pick up their common friend. The accident happened when they were on the way to their friends' houses to hand over gifts sent by their friends in the UAE.
On Sunday evening, Sanoop and his friend Unais went to the airport in his car to receive Shihabuddeen who was working in Dubai.
On returning from the airport, the three of them had reached Shihabuddeen's house at Valanchery around 1 am and left within an hour in the same car to have food from outside and distribute gifts sent by friends in Dubai.
Shihabuddeen's family members said he did not even wait for food since it was late and left with friends after leaving his baggage at the house.
The accident took place less than 10 km from Shihabuddeen's house around 2.45 am, according to Manjeri police, who registered a case.
The bodies were taken to the Medical College Hospital in Manjeri for post-mortem. The bodies would be released to relatives, soon after autopsy, said the police.
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