Special Correspondent

THANJAVUR: Three persons were killed and six others injured when a Toyota Qualis car they were travelling in dashed against a tree at Vallam in the early hours of Wednesday.

The car was proceeding from Mandya in Karnataka to Thirunallar.

The deceased were Rajesh (42), Boshiba Rao Gadde, (43) and Sivakumar (46). The injured were admitted to the Thanjavur Medical College Hospital.

In another accident at Tiruvarur, two persons died on the spot when a car in which they were travelling collided head on with a lorry at Vaiyakalathur near Needamangalam town on Tuesday night.

The deceased were Gurusami (69) of Tirumangalam in Madurai district and his daughter Vijaya (39). They were proceeding to Tirunallar. Senthilkumar, who was also in the car, suffered injuries and was admitted to the Thanjavur Medical College Hospital. The lorry driver was arrested.