The driver and cleaner of a van were killed and 14 football players of Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) were injured after the van in which they were travelling collided with a SETC bus in Tulukanur, near Attur, on Saturday morning.

The deceased were identified as S. Mohan (45) of Villupuram and M. Vivek Kumar of Pondicherry.

The injured have been admitted to Government Hospital in Attur. Nine players discharged while five have been referred to a hospital in Chennai. The players were on way to participate in a football match in Udhaga mandalam. The bus was on its way to Chennai from Udumalpet.