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Three killed as car plunges into a roadside gorge in Tamil Nadu


Three people, including two women, were killed and seven others injured when a car in which they were travelling skidded off the road and plunged into a gorge at Kachirayanpatti village near Melur on the Tiruchirapalli-Madurai fourlane road near here today.


Police said the occupants of the ill-fated car were on their way from Chennai to attend a wedding at Tirunelveli when the tragedy occurred.


The deceased were identified as Babu, a grocery shop owner at Avadi in Chennai, his mother Meenakshi and their relative Gnanamani.


The injured were rushed to the Government Rajaji Hospital here, police added.


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