Kottakkal: The news about an accident to his younger brother triggered a heart attack in a man leading to his death. Later, the man who met with the accident too died in hospital during treatment.
The deceased have been identified as Edarikode Klari Panikkar Padiyil Muhammad's sons Mustafa (52) and Abdul Majeed (45).
The accident took place near their house at 8 am on Wednesday. Majeed, who arrived in an auto-rickshaw, was walking towards their home when a stone-laden tipper lorry coming from Edarikode side hit him.
Majeed came under the lorry, which got stuck in the slush on the roadside. Local residents had a tough time rescuing Majeed. When Majeed's elder brother Mustafa heard about the accident, he collapsed. Though he was taken to hospital immediately, he could not be saved. Majeed also died an hour after reaching the hospital.
After the accident, the lorry hit an auto-rickshaw and a lamppost. Local said that the lorry driver fled the spot after the accident. The police have registered a case against the driver.
Musfata used to run a grocery store at Kazhungilppadi and Majeed used to work at a mattress company. Mustafa is survived by wife Sulekha and kids Shahina, Shahid, Shihad, Fatima Sana and son-in-law Noushad. Majeed is survived by wife Seenath and children Lifna and Lifan.