Salem,Jan 12 (PTI) Five persons were killed and teninjured in separate accidents in Salem district today, policesaid.
In the first mishap, three persons were killed when alorry rammed their stationary lorry which crashed through aparapet wall of an overbridge and fell 50 feet onto a railwaytrack near here, police said.
The sugarcane-laden lorry was parked on the Thoppuroverbridge when a lorry carrying coconuts coming fromDharmapuri rammed it in the wee hours.
Rail traffic was affected for two hours following theaccident.
Two persons were killed and ten injured when a lorryoverturned at Yercaud. Five persons were treated asout-patients while the rest were admitted to the Yercaudgovernment hospital.