Staff Reporter

KRISHNAGIRI: Three persons, including a three-year-old female baby, were killed and four others sustained injuries in a car-lorry collision near Hosur on Friday.

According to police, the accident took place at Ottenur, near Shoolagiri town, on Chennai-Bangalore National Highway The deceased were identified as S. Ravi (35), a fruit merchant in Pudur village, near Madanoor, B. Irshad Ahmed (35), a textile merchant at Kaderpettai, Vaniyambadi, B. Algama (3) daughter of Bilal, Kaderpettai, Vaniyambadi.

The injured were K. Selvam of Nalakottai village, Develapuram, B. Shamsina Sultan, Khadepettai, B. Noor Fatima and M. Mustaq Ahmed.

The tourist car was returning to Bangalore from Chennai.

The driver of the lorry is absconding. The bodies were handed over to the relatives after a postmortem at the Hosur taluk hospital.