VILLUPURAM: Seven persons were killed and nine others injured in a multiple collision involving two share autorickshaws and a truck at Vadavanur near here on Friday.

The dead were identified as E. Ramachandran (20), E. Sahadevan (20), K. Munisamy (23), G. Dakshinamurthy (20), P. Radhakrishnan (30), K. Ramesh (25) and R. Balu.

The injured have been referred to Ginjee, Tindivanam and Puducherry government hospitals.

Truck driver R. Subramani (46) of Ginjee has been arrested. — Special Correspondent

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