A Village Administrative Officer and his associate were killed in a road accident here on Thursday.

Police said that after inspecting a vacant site, D. Velu (53), VAO of Vazhuthareddi and also in-charge VAO of Asarankuppam, was returning to his place on a two-wheeler with M. Varadaraj (68), a resident of K.K. Road and retired surveyor, riding pillion.

A speeding car on its way from Tiruchi to Chennai knocked them down while they were waiting to take a turn on the National Highway. While Varadaraj was killed on the spot, Velu died on the way to hospital.

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