In a spate of road accidents across the state, 7 people were killed and 6 others were injured on Friday.
Four members of a family, including two women, died on the spot and two others were seriously injured when the car in which they were proceeding to Salem from Gingee in Tiruvannamalai suffered a tyre bust and fell off a bridge at Prithvimangalam village near Kallakurichi. The deceased were identified as S Ezhumalai (50), E Jayakodi (48), K Chitra (42) and M Balaji (40), all hailing from Ammakulam near Gingee.
In Ariyalur three people were killed and four others seriously injured when the SUV in which they were travelling back from Thirunallar collided with a sand-laden truck near Jayankondam. The deceased were identified as Anandakumar (30), his kin Nagendran (28) and their friend Anil Kumar (26), all hailing from Masthi village in Kolar district of Karnataka.
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