Four persons killed, seven injured in road accident in Tamil Nadu’s Thanjavur district

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 Thanjavur district, 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.

According to the police, 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 front of the vehicle sustained significant damage as a result of the accident.

It has been reported that the occupants of the SUV, who were from Indira Nagar in Thoothukudi district, were on their way to the Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health at Velankanni for worship. Unfortunately, the accident cut short their journey and resulted in the loss of four lives.

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.

Additionally, seven individuals were injured in the accident. They 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). These injured individuals have been admitted to Thanjavur Medical College Hospital for necessary treatment.

The Sethubavachathiram Police have registered a case and are currently investigating the incident to determine the exact cause of the accident. Further details about the investigation have not been disclosed at this time.

The East Coast Road near Sethubavacharitham is a well-known route that connects various towns and cities in Tamil Nadu. It is a frequently traveled road, especially by pilgrims heading to religious sites, such as the Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health at Velankanni.

This tragic accident serves as a reminder of the importance of road safety and the need for drivers to exercise caution and adhere to traffic rules. The authorities are working diligently to ensure a thorough investigation and provide necessary support to the affected individuals and their families during this difficult time.

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