Four people have tragically lost their lives and seven others have been injured in a road accident that occurred in the early hours of Saturday in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu. The incident took place on the East Coast Road near Sethubavacharitham when a speeding car collided with a culvert, resulting in the accident.
The local police reported that the driver of the SUV lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the parapet of the culvert near Manora Fort on the East Coast Road. The impact of the collision caused extensive damage to the front portion of the car.
The victims of the accident were a group of eleven individuals from Indira Nagar in Thoothukudi district who were traveling in the SUV to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health at Velankanni. The Sethubavachathiram Police have registered a case and an investigation is currently underway.
The deceased have been identified as Y. Packiyaraj (62), A. Gnanambal (60), M. Rani (40), and M. Chinnapandi (40). Their bodies have been transferred to the Government Hospital at Pattukottai for postmortem examinations.
The seven injured individuals have been identified as P. Mariya Selvaraj (37), M. Fathima Mary (31), M. Santhosh Selvam (7), P. Shanmughathai (53), B. Saraswathi (50), B. Ganapathy (52), and S. Latha (40). They have been admitted to the Thanjavur Medical College Hospital for necessary medical treatment.
The accident has brought sorrow and grief to the families of the victims and has left the community in shock. Road accidents continue to be a major concern in Tamil Nadu, with frequent incidents resulting in loss of lives and injuries.
It is important for drivers to exercise caution and adhere to speed limits to prevent such accidents from occurring. Authorities have been urged to take necessary measures to ensure road safety and minimize the occurrence of such tragedies.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of those affected by this devastating accident.