Special Correspondent

Panaji: A mother and her three sons from Ratnagiri, Maharashtra were killed when the car they were travelling by collided with a truck at Uguem, Pernem, around 50 km from here on Monday evening.

The Pernem police identified the names of the victims as Ratna Sunder, Yogesh Sunder, Dinesh Sunder and Suresh Sunder. The family, according to police, was returning to Ratnagiri via Goa after attending a family marriage at Mangalore. Three persons died on the spot while the fourth succumbed to injuries later in the evening.

The accident took place at around 3.45 pm. The police have sent the bodies to Goa Medical College Hospital mortuary at Bambolim in north Goa and family members of the deceased have been informed.