Eight persons, including two children, were killed after a car and truck collided head-on near here on Sunday, police said.
While the cause of the accident is being probed, four men and a woman, besides the two children were killed on the spot, Chengam town police said.
The accident occurred on the Tiruvannamalai-Bengaluru highway and the occupants of the car were returning to the Karnataka capital after visiting a temple in Tamil Nadu.
Another woman who was rushed to a government hospital succumbed to her injuries and in total, eight persons were killed, police added.
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