Three persons, who were travelling on a two-wheeler, were killed on the spot, while the fourth pillion rider was seriously injured when a two-wheeler reportedly collided head-on against a TNSTC bus at Kancharampettai near here on Monday.

Madurai Rural Police said that Selvam, Krishnan, Pradeep and Kalidas – all painters – were riding on a two-wheeler from Karuvanoor to Chattrapatti. As they were proceeding, a bus (Manjampatti to Periyar bus stand) which was coming on the opposite direction at Kancharampettai collided with the two-wheeler. In the accident Selvam, Krishnan and Pradeep died on the spot, while the fourth person Kalidas was referred to Government Rajaji Hospital for treatment.