Kaipamangalam: Four members of a family were killed in an accident on the highway at Perinjanam in Kerala's Thrissur district when a tanker lorry rammed their car.
The deceased are a man, his daughter and two granddaughters. The accident occurred round 3 pm yesterday.
The dead have been identified as Ramakrishnan (68), Nisha (33), Devananda (3) and Niveditha (2).
Devananda is the daughter of Nisha, while Niveditha is the daughter of Nisha’s sister Sheena.
Ramakrishnan belongs to Chittanad House at Kizhakkambalam, Aluva, in Ernakulam district. He was a retired shipping yard employee.
Nisha’s husband PS Pramod Kumar and son Adidev (7) have been hospitalised with injuries.
Pramod, who was driving the ill-fated car, belongs to Prasanth Bhavan of Thuruthi in Kottayam district. He is a civil police officer at the office of Kottayam district police chief.
Sheena is a resident of Vazhithala in Idukki district. Her husband is Nishanth.
The family was returning after visiting the famed Sri Krishna Temple in Guruvayur.
The lorry involved in the accident was heading to Kozhikode. After hitting the car, the lorry hit rammed the boundary wall and gate of a house.