TIRUNELVELI: Four persons, including two children, were killed and three others were injured after the car in which they were travelling collided with a moving lorry at Kadayanallur on Thursday.
Sources said, Ali Ibrahim (60) from Mannadi, Chennai, who owns a shop at Erode, had come on a tour to Courtallam along with his wife, Shahul Hameedhuma (54) and two daughters Nazeeka (26), living at Chennai and Shahajat Nisha (23) living in Erode.
Nazeeka’s children Mustaq (6) and Shaarat (5) and Nisha’s son Mohammed Ashiq also accompanied their mother and grand-parents.
While the family reached Kadayanallur, the car collided with a Namakkal-bound lorry coming in the opposite direction close to a TNEB station.
In the impact, Ali Ibrahim, his wife Sahul Hameedhuma and their two grand-children, Mustaq and Shaarat, suffered grievous injuries and succumbed on the spot.
Shahadat Nisha, her son Mohammed Ashiq, and Nazeeka escaped with injuries and they were admitted to the Tenkasi government hospital.
On information, Puliyankudi DSP Vanumamalai visited the spot and conducted an enquiry.
Kadayanallur police have registered a case in connection with accident and arrested the lorry driver, Natesan (44) from Namakkal.
The lorry also hit another car that was going towards Courtallam from Madurai causing minor damage. However, there was no loss of life or injury to anybody in the Madurai car.