Tirunelveli/Karur: Five persons, including a child, were killed and 18 others injured in two road accidents in Tirunelveli and Karur districts on Thursday.
Police said one person was killed and eight others injured when a government bus collided with a stationary lorry at Kavalkinaru Villakku in Tirunelveli district.
The injured included the bus conductor.
Police said the bus driver has been taken into custody.
In the other accident, four persons, including a child, were killed and 10 others injured when a private bus rammed into a lorry near Aravaikuruchi, 25 km from Karur.
The injured have been hospitalised.