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Sunday, February 5, 2023

Five of a family killed as lorry rams car in TN


Five members of a family, including an IT couple,

were killed when a speeding lorry rammed into their car from behind

at Ayyanarpalayam village in Cuddalore district on the Tiruchi-Chennai

National Highway early on Tuesday morning.

Police sources said the deceased were identified as Vijayaraghavan,

his wife Vatsala, his mother Vasanthalakshmi, and the couple’s two

children Vishnu and Adirth.

They were natives of Madurai and were resiging in Nanganallur area

in Chennai city. They were returning from Kerala when the tragedy


The accident occurred at around 0300 hrs, when Vijayaraghavan,

who was driving the car, slowed down the vehicle behind a lorry

following a traffic jam on the highway. A Telangana registration

number bearing lorry, which was coming behind in high speed,

rammed into the car from behind.

In the impact of the collision, the car was sandwiched between the

two vehicles and was completely damaged.

All the five occupants in the car were killed on the spot.

Acting on information, police rushed to the spot, retrieved the bodies

from the mangled vehicle with great difficulty and shifted them to the

Government Villuppuram Medical College and Hospital for autopsy.

Further investigations are on.

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