Two persons died on the spot and three others were injured when the car in which they were travelling, hit a bus on the Tiruchi–Chennai National Highway on Saturday. Police gave the names of the deceased as Babu John (38) and Prabhu (27), both from Tirunelveli.

The injured were admitted to a private hospital. The accident occurred when the car, proceeding from Tirunelveli to Chennai, crossed over the road, and hit the bus coming from Chennai towards Tiruchi.

Samayapuram police have registered a case.