Staff Reporter

KRISHNAGIRI: Three persons were killed in three different accidents in the district on Monday.

According to police sources, Krishnappa (45) of Bairamangalam, near Hosur, was knocked down by a lorry while he was attempting to cross the National Highway. Hosur police have registered a case.

In another accident, Palappan (55) of Chinnaguripala village, near Shoolagiri, was killed when the motorcycle on which he was riding pillion collided with a van near Vellichandai. He was travelling with his friend Munirathinam (49). Palappan died on the spot, while Munirathinam has been admitted to the Hosur Taluk Government Hospital. Royakottai police registered a case and are investigating.

Thangaraj (26), an LIC employee, died on the spot when his moped was hit from behind by a motorcycle near Pachikanapalli on Veppanapalli Road.

His friend Santhosh, who was riding the moped and motorcycle rider Chandrakumar, sustained injuries. Both of them have been admitted to the Krishnagiri Government Hospital.