Six killed when van rammed into road side tree

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Chennai, Feb 24 (UNI) Six people, including two women, were killed and an equal number injured when their Tata Sumo van rammed into a roadside tree while trying to avoid hitting a monkey in Tiruvannamalai district today.

Police sources said the victims were on their way to attend a engagement function in Tiruvannamalai town from Sevvapet in Vellore district when the accident occurred.

As the vehicle neared Tiruvannamalai town, the driver, tried to avoid hitting a monkey, which was crossing the road and swerved to the right. He lost control of the vehicle and rammed into a Tamarind tree, killing six people on the spot.

The injured were admitted to Vellore Government Hospital.

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