3 pilgrims from Kerala killed in a road accident at Velankanni

Three members of a family hailing from Palakkad were killed in a road accident at Velankanni in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu in the wee hours of Saturday.

The deceased are identified as Krishnaveni, Dileep and Aarumukha Swami.

Krishnaveni’s husband Bhagavathishwaran (54) and Dharani (8) who sustained injuries in the mishap were admitted to a hospital in Nagapattinam.

The accident happened when the car in which the family was travelling collided with a truck. They were on the way to visit a temple at Karakkal after having a darshan at a temple in Velankanni.