Salem: At 1.00 am yesterday near Tulukkanur village, Salem Athur, an Omni car which was coming from Mullaiwadi area towards Athur and an Omni bus which was going from Salem to Chennai collided head on. Six people who were traveling in the car died on the spot.
After registering a case and investigating the matter, the police of Attur city police station said, The people who died in the accident had come to the Attur Lee Bazaar area for a mourning event. Saranya, Sukanya, Sandhya, Ramya, Rajesh, all under 30 years of age, and Tanishka, an 11-year-old girl, died on the spot in the accident.
Periyannan, Bhuvaneshwari, Krishnaveni, Udayakumar and Sudha who were traveling in the vehicle have been admitted to Salem Government Hospital for further treatment.
On hearing about the incident, RTO Saranya, DSP, Ramachandran inspected the scene in person last night and also visited the people who were admitted to the hospital for treatment.
District Collector Karmegam and District Superintendent of Police Sri Abhinav are going to visit the spot in person this morning.
The death of six people in a road accident has caused great sadness in the surrounding area.