Two persons were killed when a lorry rammed the bullock cart in which they were riding at Kuchipalayam on the Thirukkoilur-Tiruvannamalai road near here in the early hours on Monday.

The police sources said that Samayan (62), a farmer in Velakulam, his son S.Veerakannu (38) and son-in-law Ranganathan (32) of Isaikazhikatteri were riding on a bullock cart carrying paddy bags to the Thirukkoilur market committee.

While Samayan and Ranganathan died on the spot Veerakannu sustained injuries. The police booked a case and sent the bodies to the government hospital for post-mortem.

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