Six people travelling in a car, five of whom were of the same family, were killed in a road accident on Grand Southern Trunk Road at Madurantakam on Monday. The victims include an 18-month-old boy

The victims, hailing from Ginjee, were on their way to Chennai to attend a function. Kancheepuram district police sources said Maheswaran (30) was driving a Wagon R belonging to Baskar (35), a physiotherapist. On the bypass across the town, Maheswaran rammed a private bus that was slowing down.

The driver of a lorry that was travelling close to the car hit the brakes. However, as it was raining, the road was slippery and the driver was unable to bring the lorry to a halt. The lorry rammed the car that ended up trapped between the two heavy vehicles.

Maheswaran, Baskar, his wife Bhakiayalakshmi (30), a lecturer in a private engineering college in Tiruvannamalai, their son Harsha Aniruth, (18 months), and their two relatives Krishnan (72) and Karthik Balaji (24) died instantly.

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