Special Correspondent

VILLUPURAM: Three persons riding a motorcycle were killed and their vehicle burst into flames following a collision with the State Express Transport Corporation-run bus at Vikkiravandi near here on Thursday night. The bus driver was allegedly coming on the wrong side of the road.

The police said the dead were identified as B. Fakhruddin (23), his younger brother B. Raja Mohammad (17) and cousin K. Yasmin (19), all from Singa Perumal Koil Street in Kancheepuram. The SETC bus was on its way from Chennai to Tuticorin. The three were going towards Tindivanam. The motorcycle was dragged for some distance and the two-wheeler’s petrol tank burst.