Two medical students died and four of their friends were injured on Tuesday night, after their car hit an ambulance in Thiruvallur district.
The two who died have been identified as Sivasai Krishna, (24) and Sudarshan, (24). The four injured are Pranab Reddy, (26), Harinath, (21), Jagadeesan, (25) and Jothi, (20). They were rushed to a government hospital in Thiruvallur and later shifted to Government General Hospital in Chennai, reported The Times of India.
Fifteen students from Venkateshwara Medical College were travelling to Chennai in three cars for a friendâ€™s birthday party. The students started on Tuesday evening from Tirupati.
Police told TOI that eyewitnesses saw the cars were racing against each other.
When they reached Kangamma Chathiram, which is between Tiruttani and Thiruvallur, Pranab Reddy who was driving one of the cars overtook another heavy vehicle and ended up hitting an ambulance that was coming from the other direction.
Due to the impact, the car flung to the side, ran along the road for a short distance and hit a boulder. Both Sivasai Krishna and Sudarshan died on the spot. All the injured, including the driver and assistant, were taken out from the damaged vehicles and carried in the ambulance.
All the injured are undergoing treatment at a Chennai government hospital, reported TOI.
A case has been registered by the police.