10 killed, 18 injured in TN road mishap

Ten people were killed and 18 injured when the van they were travelling in collided head on with a lorry at a village here on Saturday.

Last Updated: Jun 05, 2010, 17:59 PM IST

Theni (TN): Ten people were killed and 18
injured when the van they were travelling in collided head on
with a lorry at a village here on Saturday.
Police said the occupants of the van from
Bomminayakanpatti were returning after attending the funeral
of their relative at Veerapandi when the mishap occurred at
Karisalpatti Vilakku.

The deceased included six women.

Police said they were still working on removing some
persons trapped inside the mangled remains of the lorry and
the van.
Some of the injured admitted to the Government Medical
College Hospital were in a serious condition, they said.

Two months ago, 10 people were killed in a road
accident near Karisalpatti Vilakku.

PTI