Palakkad: Seven members of a family based in Kottayam were killed and another one was injured in a road mishap that took place near Pazhani on Wednesday at 12.30 am. The car they were travelling in collided with a lorry.
All the deceased were natives of Koruthod near Mundakkayam in Kottayam district. The deceased were identified as Sasi (62), Sasi’s wife Vijayamma (60), Abhijith (17), relatives Suresh (52), Suresh’s wife Rekha (50), Manu (27) and neighbour Sajini (52). Adithyan (12) who suffered severe injuries has been hospitalised.
Six people died on the spot while Sajini succumbed to injuries at a hospital.
The two families had set out to Pazhani via Theni on Tuesday at 3.30 pm to visit the temple. The accident took place 15 km away from Pazhani. A lorry which was loaded with scrap materials was registered in Tamil Nadu.