Six killed, 30 hurt in Van-lorry smash in Tiruvannamalai

Six people were killed and 30 others were injured when the van in which they were travelling collided with a lorry near Cheyyar area in Tiruvannamalai district of Tamil Nadu on Saturday morning. Reports received at the police headquarters here said the victims, were returning to Kancheepuram in an Eicher van after attending a function, when the lorry, coming at top speed in the opposite direction, hit the van.

In the impact, six people were killed on the spot and 30 others sustained injuries. The impact of the collision was such that the van was reduced to a mangled heap and the lorry over-turned. Senior police and district officials rushed to the spot and shifted the injured were admitted to Tiruvannamalai  and Cheyyar government hospitals.