Three persons, including a child, were killed on the spot, and another child was injured, when a car in which they were travelling collided head-on with a bus at Veerapandi on the Theni-Kumuli highway Saturday evening.
The dead were A. Johnson (40), junior assistant and native of Uthamapalayam, his mother-in-law Jayajothi (60) and his daughter Juwala (2). The injured Jayanees (6) was rushed to hospital.
The Front portion of the bus was completely smashed. Police and fire service personnel, with the help of local people, rescued the injured and removed the bodies.