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Abdul Kalam was an inspiration for 1.25 billion people in India
The life of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam cannot be re-lived by any human being on Earth.

From humble origins he towered over the country in his later years with so many accomplishments.

Even as he rose to great heights, he did not give up his humility.

No doubt, he had ignited the minds of millions, even as he had much to contribute to space scienc
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Gas tanker lorry blast at Chala, Kannur: Two killed, about 50 injured, many critical
Kannur: In a pre-Onam devastation, a tanker lorry carrying gas overturned and caught fire at Chala here and in the explosion it caused vast damages.

One woman was killed and about 50 people were injured, of whom many are critical, and houses spread over a two-km-area have been damaged.

Later, Adbul Azeez of Chala also succumbed to his injuries.

The gas tanker lorry was coming to Kozhikode from Mangalore.

The accident occurred by midnight on Tuesday.

The lorry hit the divider at Chala on the Koothuparamba-Kannur road and overturned causing gas leak and immediate fire and explosion.

At least 20 houses, 10 shops and numerous vehicles were destroyed in the devastating fire caused by the explosion.
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