5 killed as car rams into timber-laden lorry in Kottayam
Kottayam: Five people in a family were killed after the car in which they were travelling got collided with a timber-laden lorry at MC road in Kuravilangad here on Friday. According to reports the accident took place around 12 in the midnight on Friday.
The deceased are identified as lottery seller Kottayam Veloor native Thambi (70), his wife Valsala, son Arjun Praveen (19), daughter-in-law Prabha and Prabha’s mother Usha.
The car which was heading towards Ettumanoor collided with the lorry which was carrying timber to Perumbavoor from Kottayam. Following the collision, the car was stuck under the lorry and the passengers in the car got trapped inside.
Though the public took initiative for the rescue operations, they failed to take the passengers out from the car. Later, fire force personnel reached the spot and took the passengers from the vehicle after breaking it. The passengers were immediately taken to medical college. Unfortunately, they were declared dead at the hospital. The bodies are kept at the mortuary in the Govt. Medical College.
Following the accident, traffic was interrupted for more than 50 minutes at MC road. Fire force personnel washed out oil spilled on the road from the vehicles.
Kuravilangad police arrived the spot and completed the formalities.