• The woman was riding pillion when the incident happened 
  • She had marks on her hand, but thought that they were most likely from the fall 
  • The next day she felt pain on her hand and was taken to the hospital

A woman died Friday after she was bitten by a snake in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. According to local media reports, the woman fell off a bike and onto a snake in Coimbatore.

The woman, identified as T Kavitha of Pappankadu in Kadampadi, fell on the snake while riding pillion. Her husband, M Thangaraj, 54, was riding the bike when the incident took place Wednesday.

“They were returning home from their power loom unit that was located just 1km away their house. On seeing the snake on the road, Thangaraj became frantic and lost control over his vehicle. They both fell on the snake," a local police officer told the Times of India.

The woman noticed some marks on her arms and thought they might have been injuries from the fall.

On Thursday, the woman felt severe pain on her hand and was rushed to a clinic. Doctors told her she had been bitten by a venomous snake. She was admitted to Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) where she died.

Following an autopsy, her body was handed over to her family members. Police said that an investigation is underway into the incident.

Earlier this month, a 10-year-old girl died after being bitten by a venomous snake while she was sleeping. The incident took place in the southern Indian state of Kerala.

The victim was sleeping beside her parents when the common krait slithered into the home and bit her.

The girl woke her parents up and told them she was bitten by something. The parents rushed her to a nearby hospital where they were informed she was bitten by a snake.

After her condition deteriorated, the girl was then transferred to a private hospital where she died the same night.

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