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15 killed in TN road mishap

Fifteen pilgrims were killed and five injured in a head-on collision between a van and a milk van in the wee hours near Tirunelveli on Tuesday .

india Updated: Jan 27, 2009 09:20 IST
PTI

Fifteen pilgrims were killed and five injured in a head-on collision between a van and a milk van in the wee hours near Tirunelveli on Tuesday .

The van carrying 19 people and the milk van collided at Sankar nagar at 3 AM.

While 13 persons died on the spot, two persons succumbed to injuries at Tiruneleveli Medical College Hospital.

The mishap occurred when the pilgrims were returning home here after visiting a temple in Kumbakonam, police said.

Police suspect that the van driver was over speeding when the mishap took place.

First Published: Jan 27, 2009 09:19 IST