Four people were killed and five others, including a two-year-old child, were injured in an accident here on Saturday.

The accident took place on the Tiruvannamalai by-pass road on the Krishnagiri-Chennai National Highway.

According to police, a group of nine people were proceeding to Tirupathi from Sangagiri in a van. The van hit a granite-laden lorry, which was proceeding to Chennai from Karnataka, from behind. The van was completely was damaged.

This is the second major accident on the National Highway within a week. Van driver S. Venkatachalam (45), D. Srinivasan (30), his wife S. Bhuvaneswari (25) and P. Muthu (26) died on the spot.

The injured include Ramasamy (33), A. Murugesan (27), V. Manimekalai (23), G. Sathishkumar (21) and the two-year-old male child. Lorry driver S. Chennakrishnan (27) was arrested by the police. Krishnagiri Town police have registered a case.

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