Four priests of a church were killed when their car collided with a stationary lorry at Pallapatti near Dindigul on Friday, police said.
The priests Sri Lankan (30), Michael (55), Sahayaraj (56), and Jesu (41) of a church near Kodaikanal, were returning from Sivakasi when the accident occurred.
All the four died on the spot.
In another incident, three occupants of a 108 ambulance were killed, after it collided head on with a bus in Tirupallani in Ramanathapuram district, about 180 kms from Dindigul, police said today.
The incident occurred when one Velumani (68) was being taken to the Ramanathapuram government hospital for treatment, along with his daughter Muthu Mari.
The duo and the ambulance driver Saravana Kumar (28), died on the spot, they said.