Five persons including a one-year-old baby were killed after a van they were traveling in rammed a gas tanker near Sundenpatti on Krishnagiri National Highway on Monday afternoon. As per reports, the family of seven was returning to Karnataka from a family function at Gudiyatham in Vellore district when the collision happened.
The family was heading towards Bengaluru in an omni van on Monday morning. However, as the van reached Sundenpatti National Highway, the driver is said to have lost control of the wheels and rammed the HP gas tanker, which had halted at the side of the road. Visuals from the spot show the front of the omni van completely mangled. The tanker appears to have suffered no damage.
According to reports, Ramesh (40) along with wife Deepa (30) and son Niteesh, who are residents of Bengaluru had come for a family function in Vellore. On Monday afternoon, Ramesh and family along with relatives Sarala, Anjali and her two daughters Sarika and Oviya were heading back home when the accident took place. The van reportedly rammed the gas tanker at high speed, killing driver Ramesh, passengers Anjali (34), Deepa (30) and a one-year-old baby died on the spot. Sarala died on the way to the hospital. Two others were severely injured and have been admitted to the Krishnagiri Government Hospital by the police personnel and locals. The Kandhikuppam police have registered a case.