Eight persons, including two children, die in car accident near Tiruchi

Eight persons, including a 11-year old boy and a 12-year old girl, died on the spot after the car in which they were travelling rammed into a stationary lorry near Samayapuram toll plaza on the Chennnai -Tiruchi national highway in the early hours of Sunday. The fatal accident occurred when the occupants of the car belonging to the same family were on their way to Pettavaithalai near Tiruchi. The speeding car had which 13 persons were on board rammed into the stationary lorry bearing Andhra Pradesh registration number. The lorry was laden with iron rods meant for transport to a private unit at Tiruchi, police sources said.