Tiruchirappali(TN), Dec 7 (PTI) Nine persons including three children and two women were killed when the van in which they were travelling rammed into a stationary lorry at Thuvarankurichi, some 50 km from here, police said today.

The occupants of the van were proceeding to Tiruchirappali en route to Tirupati from Kanyakumari when the accident took place late last night, they said.

Four persons, who were injured in the mishap, have been admitted to the government hospital here, police said.

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