In a tragic accident, six members of
a family from the southern Tirunelveli district were killed
and two siblings sustained injuries when the SUV in which
they were travelling hit a road median and overturned at
Padiri on the Tindivanam-Chennai National Highway today.
Reports received at the police headquarters here said the
mishap took place around 0615 hrs.
The victims were proceeding to Chennai from Thisayanvilai
in Tirunelveli district when the mishap took place.
The SUV was driven by one Raji, who apparently dozed off
and lost control of the vehicle when they reached Padiri. In
the process, the SUV hit the road median and overturned,
killing six people on the spot, including a three-year-old baby.
The deceased were identified as Murugesh (40), Murugaraj
(38), Sori Murugan (35), Malar (30), Raji and Muthu Manisha
Two siblings--Muthu Manisha (8) and Muthu Harish (6)--who
sustained serious injuries were admitted to Mundiyambakkam
Villuppuram Government Medical College and Hospital