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6 killed in accidents

By Our Staff Reporter

CHENNAI, MARCH 30. Six persons were killed in separate road accidents in different places of Chengai East police district in the past two days.

Two men travelling on a fruit-laden van were killed on the spot this morning when the vehicle rammed a stationary lorry on the Chennai bye-pass near Kunrathur. The victims were identified as Gangadharan (35) and Kamalakannan (40), both belonging to Panruti. The van was carrying guavas from Panruti to the Koyambedu market when the accident took place.

In another accident, the driver and cleaner of a van were killed on the spot when the vehicle was involved in a head-on collision with a government bus on the Bangalore Highway near Poonamallee. The victims were identified as T. Manikandan (32) and M. Soundayyan (19). The van was on its way to the city carrying mineral water cans when it rammed into the bus going to Kancheepuram.

In Tirusulam, 30-year-old Mahesh was killed instantly when a tipper lorry hit him near the Port Trust Officer's Colony. He was going to a tea stall when the lorry knocked him down.

On Monday, a youth working in a quarry died when a tipper lorry knocked him down even as his father was a witness to the tragedy. K. Kunjaravel and his 18-year-old son, K. Lingam, were loading stones onto a lorry at a quarry in Rani Anna Nagar in Tirusulam. Another tipper lorry that was bringing stones to a crushing unit knocked down the youth, killing him instantly.

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