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Woman dies as coconut tree falls on moving car

Vasco: In a tragic incident, a 75-year-old woman from Sanvordem lost her life after a coconut tree came down crashing on a car in which she was travelling along with her daughter and son-in-law near the St Jacinto Island at Chicalim on Cortalim- Vasco NH17A on Monday afternoon.

As per information from Verna PI Neenad Deulkar, the incident happened at around 2.30 pm when the coconut tree came down as heavy rains accompanied by gusty winds hit several parts of Mormugao taluka on Monday afternoon.

The deceased Shantabai Vasant Naik was travelling to Sanvordem along Cortalim-Vasco NH17A via Chicalim along with her daughter Alka Bhagat and son-in-law Shailesh Bhagat in the car bearing registration number GA-06-D-9022.

However, when the car reached near the St Jacinto Island, a coconut tree came down crashing on it and the trio got trapped inside the vehicle. The deceased Shantabai, who was seating on the rear seat, sustained grievous injuries to her head while her daughter and son-in-law escaped with minor injuries. [NT]

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