Two persons were killed and 14 others injured in a head own collision between a mini bus carrying students from an engineering college in Rajapalayam in Tamil Nadu and a private bus at Mangadu near Adoor on the Punalur-Kayamkulam Road on Saturday.

According to police, the mini bus carried students of Kalasalingam College of Engineering at Virudunagar, Rajapalayam who were returning from Ernakulam.

The deceased were identified as Vinodkumar, 19, engineering student and the driver of mini bus, Marimuthu, 32, of Saithur, Karayyalar-West, Rajapalayam, police said.

The injured have been identified as Senthilkumar, 19, K.Muthappandi, 19, C.Achanar, 19, Raghavan, 19, Raj, 19, Vignesh, 17, all natives of Rajapalayam, Sunder, 20, Thankaraj, 20, Ayyanar, 19, Sunderraj, 20,

all from Virudunagar, Pennukkal, 27, of Kanshipuram Sivalliputhur, Rajesh, 25, Vimala, 44, of Kalanjoor Charippurathu house and Lillikkutty, 47, of Anikkuzhiyl house at Arinalloor.