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6 killed, 3 injured in car-truck collision in Trichy | Trichy News


TRICHY: Six people, including a woman and a minor girl, were killed in a head-on collision between a car and a truck near Thiruvasi on Trichy-Namakkal main road in Trichy district in the early hours of Sunday.
Three others sustained grievous injuries in the accident.

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The accident took place when nine people, who were travelling in the car from Edappadi in Salem district to have darshan and perform puja at a temple in Thiruvidaimarudur near Kumbakonam in Thanjavur district.
“The driver of the car lost his control over the vehicle which led to the accident,” police said. The wooden logs laden-truck was heading towards Namakkal.
The deceased were identified as K Muthuswamy (58), G Thavana Shree (10), Santhosh Kumar (31), P Anandhayi (57), Thirumoorthy (43), and the car driver A Santhosh Kumar (31). G Sakunthala (36), Dhanapal (36), and P Murugan (23) were injured. All the victims were relatives, police said.
“All the victims were relatives,” police said.
On getting the information, Sujith Kumar, superintendent of police, Trichy, went to the spot and conducted an inquiry.
Vathalai police arrived at the spot and sent the injured to the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital (MGMGH) in Trichy for treatment.
Police registered a case and arrested the truck driver P Senthilkumar (43), a native of Udayarpalayam taluk in Ariyalur district.
“Further inquiries are under way,” police said.

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