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Doha, Sep 2: A NURSE working for the Hamad General Hospital was killed after being knocked down by a speeding car early yesterday. The accident occurred as she was crossing Rayyan road in front of the hospital.

The victim, identified as Indian national Tessy Thomas, was returning to her house near LuLu Centre, located on the opposite side of the hospital. The accident occurred at around 6.30am.

Thirty-year-old Tessy had been working with the hospital for almost three years. She leaves behind her parents, husband Varghese Philip and a six-month-old baby boy, Adel.

Philip, who arrived in Qatar six months ago, recently took up a job with Mowasalat, sources said.

Tessy hailed from Thadiyoor, near Thiruvalla in Kerala's Pathanamthitta district. Philip is from Kanakappalam, near Erumely in Kottayam district. He earlier worked for the Sterling Group.

Tessy was the sixth Indian to die in a road accident this week. Five Indians were killed last Wednesday on the North Road to Al Khor when a car rammed into them as they were waiting to get the vehicle's tyre fixed.

Tessy's body was flown home last night by Qatar Airways.

Earlier, a memorial service was held at Hamad Mortuary. Fr George Abraham of St Mary's Orthodox congregation led the funeral prayers.

Expatriate forum Friends of Tiruvalla (Fota) mourned Tessy's death.


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