Chennai: In a tragic incident that occurred in the early hours of the day, six people, including a child and a woman, lost their lives, while three others were injured in a road accident on Trichy-Salem NH near Tiruvasi in Trichy District, Tamil Nadu. The accident happened when a van collided with a lorry, resulting in the death of six passengers on board the van.
According to Sujith Kumar, the Superintendent of Police in Trichy, all the injured have been shifted to the Trichy government hospital for medical treatment, while the dead bodies have been sent for autopsy.
Tamil Nadu | Six people including one child and a woman killed whereas three injured after a van collided with a lorry on Trichy-Salem NH near Tiruvasi in Trichy District in the early hours. All the injured shifted to Trichy govt hospital and dead bodies sent for autopsy: Sujith… https://t.co/8yYR15PjjM pic.twitter.com/CF6T14D3B4— ANI (@ANI) March 19, 2023
The identities of the victims have not been released yet, and the cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained. However, preliminary investigations suggest that the accident may have been caused due to negligence on the part of the drivers or due to poor road conditions.
Meanwhile, the local authorities have urged motorists to exercise caution while driving on the Trichy-Salem NH, especially during the early hours when visibility may be low, and accidents are more likely to occur. The incident is a reminder of the need for improved road safety measures and stricter enforcement of traffic rules to prevent such tragedies from happening in the future.