Two persons, including a 13-year-old boy, were killed in an accident and five others sustained injuries on Monday.
According to police sources, Justin Devaraj (46) of Maruthancode Ottapanavilai near Marthandam, working as a library assistant in a college, was returning home along with his family members after attending a family function at Nagercoil, when a lorry from the opposite direction collided head on with the car near Kalluthotti near Marthandam.
In this accident seven inmates of the car were trapped under the lorry. However, all the seven persons were rescued and taken to the hospital.
But Justine Devaraj and his brother’s son Mistun (13) died on the way to hospital. The remaining five, including Shyla, wife of Devaraj and their two children, Latha, his brother’s wife and her children were admitted to a hospital where they were undergoing treatment. However, the lorry driver and cleaner escaped from the spot.
Marthandam police have registered a case and are investigating.