Announcement of compensation to pregnant families
The pregnant woman Jayalakshmi of Sorapattu was being taken in an ambulance from Pudupattu Primary Health Center to Government General Hospital in Kallakurichi when the accident happened. Jayalakshmi was accompanied by her mother-in-law and sister-in-law in the ambulance. Police said one of the tires of the ambulance burst while on its way to the hospital in the early hours of Thursday and the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing the vehicle to hit a tree. Jayalakshmi died on the way to the hospital. She was nine months pregnant.