Staff Reporter

KANCHEEPURAM: Five persons were killed in two road accidents in Kancheepuram district on Wednesday.

According to police, a van going to Chennai from Madangangal in Pudukottai district rammed a stationary lorry on GST Road near Thozhupedu. The driver, Murugesan (25), and two other occupants, Pandian (35) and Illanjiyam (25) died on the spot. Four others sustained injuries. The injured were admitted to the Chengalpattu Medical College Hospital.

In another accident, Azhagesan (38) of Tiruvanmiyur, Chennai, and his daughter Selvi (12) were fatally knocked down from their moped by a car on Chennai-Bangalore National Highway near Sandhavelur on Wednesday morning.