Two youths were killed in an accident at a windmill at Aavaaraikulam under Pazhavoor police station limits on Saturday. Police said five persons were repairing a wind turbine generator (WTG).

When they reportedly used a crude method to lower the engine instead of using a heavy crane, one of the steel chains connected to the engine snapped, killing N. Manikandan (24) of Thovaalai in Kanyakumari district. S. Loganathan (26) of Kudimangalam near Udumalaipet in Tirupur district fell from a height of about 150 feet. He died on the spot. The bodies were taken to the Kanyakumari Government Medical College Hospital at Asaripallam for a post-mortem. The Pazhavoor police have registered a case.

More In: TAMIL NADU | NATIONAL