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Kin of accident victim gets ₹40.47 lakh

The Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal, Chennai, has awarded a compensation of about ₹40.47 lakh to the kin of D. Chinnakkannu, 28 year-old mason who died in a road accident in 2016.

According to a petition filed by his family members, on March 8, 2016, Chinnakkannu was at a tea shop near Thirucherai on the Chennai–Madurai National Highway. A car driven at a high speed hit the central median and then the motorcycle, which was parked on the pedestrian way, and dashed against a lorry.

Chinnakkannu, who was sitting on the motorcycle, was thrown off the vehicle and sustained ...

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