CHENNAI: Five persons were killed in four separate road accidents in and around the city in the last 48 hours.
Kuthubudeen (37), and Arul (22) both native of Pudukkottai had come to the city on Sunday in a mini lorry to deliver coconuts to the Koyambedu market. While returning, Kuthubudeen, who was driving the vehicle rammed into a parked container lorry at Maduranthakam Taluk Office at around 5.15 on Tuesday morning. Both of them were killed on the spot. A case was registered and the lorry driver Anthonyguru (38) was arrested.
In the second incident, R Durai Murugan (20), who was working in a private company in the city and his relative Sentamilan (19), who was pursuing his second year B.Com in a private college had visited friends in Kelambakkam on Sunday and were returning home on their two-wheeler. Durai lost control of the bike at the Pooncheri toll-gate on Old Mahabalipuram Road, skidded, killing him on the spot. Sentamilan was rushed to the hospital where he is undergoing treatment.
In the third incident, Siva (41), a native of Tindivanam who was working in a hotel in Nanganallur was returning home along with his friend on his two-wheeler on Monday night. When the duo reached Thoraipakkam Radial Road an MTC bus (route number 99 plying from Tambaram West to Shozhanganallur) knocked them down killing Siva on the spot.
Finally Anthony (47), a resident of Tambaram was riding a two-wheeler with his son Daniel as pillion. a function in Tambaram. As they reached Somangalam Road, a car rammed into them killing Anthony on the spot. Daniel, who sustained injuries is undergoing treatment. at Chrompet GH.