An 18-year-old youth was killed when a huge tree fell on him near Fingerost in nearby Nilgiris district today, police said. The deceased Iman Augustine, along with his family members, was proceeding to the Church, when a large roadside tree fell on him, they said.
He along with a few others, who sustained minor injuries, were taken to the government hospital, they added. However, Iman succumbed before reaching there.
Meanwhile, large trees were uprooted at 17 places on Udhagamandalam-Gudalur highway, including Pykara, Naduvattam, Fingerpost, resulting in disruption of vehicular traffic.
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