Rameswaram: Five persons were killed and one person seriously injured in separate accidents in Ramanathapuram district Tuesday.
Three persons, including a college professor, were killed when their car collided with a bus at Atchundan Vayal in the district, police said.
Police said Professor Soundarapandi was returning to Ramanathapuram from Chathirakudi along with his aunt and a one-year-old girl after performing last rites of his father in his native place.
The bus was bound for Madurai from Ramanathapuram.
The injured has been admitted to the Government Rajaji Hospital at Madurai.
In another accident near Uchipuli, two persons were killed when their two-wheeler collided with a car carrying Ayyappa devotees today.