Three members of a family were killed in a collision at Moothukunnam near Paravur around 6.15 a.m. on Wednesday. Thankamma, 65, her son Mohanan, 40, and his nephew Manu, 9, were killed in the accident.

Thankamma’s three other children, Podimon, 35, Saraswathy, 43, and Ambika, 37, have been admitted to hospitals here with severe injuries. The six members of the family were residents of Kavanadu in Kollam.

They were travelling in a car which collided with a lorry coming in the opposite direction. The car was completely destroyed in the accident. Police said that Mohanan was driving the vehicle and that Thankamma and Manu may have been in the front seat.