Thiruvananthapuram, June. 25 : Eighteen persons, including a woman, were injured in a clash between two sections of poor people at Pudukkurichi Beach area near here this evening, police said.The injured had been hospitalised and their condition was not serious, the sources said.
Police pickets had been posted in the area and the situation was under control, they added.
The clash was over a minor issue of beating up of a boy belonging to a group by members of the other group.
Later, Congress and CPI(M), both are the mainstream political parties in the area aligned with each group.