Two students of a private polytechnic college at Sanganapuram on the Tirunelveli – Kanyakumari border were killed and 15 others injured when a van in which they were travelling overturned on Friday.

The police said a group of college students were returning to the institution on Friday after attending a funeral at V.N. Kulam near Radhapuram. When the van driver negotiated a curve at Sanganeri under the Kudankulam police station limits, the vehicle overturned.

Though the victims were rushed to the Kanyakumari Medical College Hospital at Aasaaripallam near Nagercoil, P. Vijayan of Eethamozhi and S. Anish of Thengaaipattinam died. The other injured students are under treatment in the hospital.