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Four of family charred to death in car at Pudukkai

Published: 10th June 2013 10:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th June 2013 10:43 AM   |  A+A-

Pudukkai

In a gruesome incident, four persons of a family were charred to death in a road mishap when their car, hit a palm tree and capsized, and immediately caught fire at Sengampatti near here, during the early hours of Sunday.

According to police, the victims were Ravichandran (48), a native of Virudhunagar district, and residing in Parinagar in Pudukkottai. He was working as a post-graduate teacher in  a private higher secondary school at Natchandhupatti, while his wife Kuselakumari (42) was employed as a teacher in a government school. The couple had two daughters Rajanendra (21), who was a final year engineering student at Anna university, Tiruchy, and Raja Subiksha (15), who had just completed SSLC.

It is said that the family was returning to Pudukkottai after offering prayers at Pazhani on Saturday. Ravichandran was driving the car. When they reached Sengampatti near Annavasal, he tried to turn away from the road and the car accidentally hit the palm tree. In the impact, the car capsized and caught fire.

On information, personnel from the Fire and Rescue Service rushed to the spot and doused the fire after intensive efforts. Later, the charred bodies were retrieved and sent to the government hospital here, for post-mortem.

Police Superintendent, E S Uma, DSP Rajendran and inspector of Annavasal Ananda Padmanaban also rushed to the spot for initial investigations.

According to preliminary reports, the accident happened due to fatigue from over night travel and Ravichandran, who was at the wheel, might have slept and lost control.  A case had been registered by Annavasal police and investigation is on.



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