10-year-old girl dies in road accident due to lack of oxygen

A 10-month-old baby girl died after a car driver lost consciousness when she was hit by a tractor trailer, police said on Tuesday.

The child was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was declared dead.

She was one of six children and one adult to die in a road accident in the city of Thiruvananthapuram in the district of Tiruvallur between August 27 and 28 this year, according to police.

The tractor trailer was reportedly going around 50km/h on a narrow road when it hit the girl, causing her to fall into the ditch and hit her head, police officer Prasanna Kumari said.

Police are investigating the incident.

“We have registered a case of murder against the driver of the tractor trailer,” Kumari told AFP news agency.

Police say they have registered an FIR against the tractor driver for causing death of a child.

The family of the infant has been informed, he added.