Staff Reporter

ERODE: Two persons were killed on the spot and three children sustained serious injuries in a road accident near Dharapuram on Friday night.

According to the police, Bhahadur (61) of Moolanure Somankottai was coming in his car with his daughter-in-law Jothimani (23), his brother's daughter and his two grandchildren from Dharapuram Kaliamman temple when it collided with a tipper lorry near Moolanure Mallipaty. While Bhahadur and Jothimani died on the spot, the others were rushed to Coimbatore Medical College Hospital.

In another accident on Saturday, a commercial tax employee was killed in a road accident.

According to the police, seven employees of the commercial tax department were going in a Tata Sumo van to Udhagamandalam. When the van reached Perundurai SIPCOT, it collided with another van.

Ramajayam (51) was crushed to death in the impact while others received serious injuries. The Perundurai police registered a case and arrested the van driver.