Four killed, including DMK Councillor in road accident

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Chennai, Mar 31 (UNI) Four people, including a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK) Councillor, were crushed to death and one seriously injured when a car in which they were travelling collided with a State Transport Corporation Bus near 'Muthukadu' on the East Coast Road here today.

Police said the victims were proceeding to Chennai from Mammalapurm in a 'Ford Icon car, when the mishap occurred at 2030 hrs. The bus was proceeding to Puducherry from the city. The impact of the head-on collision was so huge that the car was reduced to a heap of metal.

Those killed were identified as Mr R Sridhar(43), 18th DMK Councillor of Chennai Corporation, Mr Senthil, Proprietor of a Container Company and his friends.

Murugan, the only survivor in the car, was admitted to Government General Hospital, in a serious condition.

Traffic on the busy East Coast Road, came to a halt for nearly three hours after the accident, police added.


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