Chennai Teen Dies as Tipper Veers off into Buckingham Canal

A teenager without  a driving licence was killed after the 12-wheel heavy-duty tipper truck he was driving veered off into the Buckingham Canal from the Basin Bridge during the small hours of Monday.

P. Prakash (18), resident of Gandhipuram, Vyasarpadi, who is the cleaner of the vehicle, was at the wheels when the mishap occurred. The role of the truck driver, Partiban (38), is being examined by the Tondiarpet Traffic investigation wing. “Partiban, (a neighbour of the deceased), claims that he pulled the tipper over to stop for a cup of tea ahead of Kalyanapuram from where Prakash drove it away.

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