COIMBATORE: Four members of a family, including two children, were killed when a car in which they were travelling collided with a Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation bus here on Sunday evening.

The accident occurred at Karanampettai in Sulur Police limits. The deceased were identified as B. Saravanan (45), a Deputy Commercial Manager in a private company in Coimbatore, his wife Uma Maheshwari (40) and their sons Ajith and Adhavan.

The police said the front half of the car had gone under the bus, making the extrication of the bodies impossible. A crane was used to pull the vehicle out.

Saravanan, who was driving the car, and one of his sons were found dead. Uma Maheshwari and the other boy were pulled out alive from the rear seats, but they died while being taken to a hospital. — Special Correspondent