Six of family killed as SUV overturns after hitting median

16-07-2020 12:41:15
By : Aks Tyagi

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


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