Two persons were killed in two separate accidents in the district on Thursday. Murugesan (45) of Mampallithottam near Viricode in Marthandam was an employee of ISRO, Mahendragiri. He was going to Mahendragiri along with his son Ajai (14) on a motor-bike to attend the Republic Day celebrations, when a vehicle coming from the opposite direction hit the motor-bike killing him on the spot. A seriously injured Ajai has been admitted to a private hospital for further treatment.

In another accident Danislas (70) of Kollenvilai near Alanji, a casual worker, was walking along the road when a motor cyclist hit him on Thursday at Karungal. Danislas was rushed to the Kanyakumari Government Medical College Hospital where he died. The police have registered cases.