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Two killed in accident in Madurai

The mangled van carrying tourists from Cuddalore district that rammed a tanker on Tiruchi-Madurai highway near Madurai on Thursday, claiming two lives.

The mangled van carrying tourists from Cuddalore district that rammed a tanker on Tiruchi-Madurai highway near Madurai on Thursday, claiming two lives. | Photo Credit: Special arrangement

Two persons, including the driver of a tourist van, V. Prabhu, 37, were killed when the vehicle that was proceeding towards Courtallam from Cuddalore district rammed a tanker on Tiruchi-Madurai highway at Othakadai near here at around 6 a.m. on Thursday.

Seven others sustained injuries when the van hit the tanker from behind on the four-way highway near the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court.

Police said the front portion of the van was smashed in the accident and Prabhu and a passenger who was sitting on the front seat, K. Soundar, 41, of Nellikuppam, were killed on the spot.

Two other passengers, S. Senthil, 39, and V. Natarjan, 41, were admitted to Government Rajaji Hospital with bleeding injuries. Othakadai police have registered a case.


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