Nine people, including eight members of a family from Kancheepuram district, died and two others suffered injuries when a car hit a multi-utility vehicle near Perambalur on NH 45 in the early hours of Friday.Police said nine members of a family from Kancheepuram district were going to Kodaikanal in an MUV. While they were nearing Peramabalur, a speeding car heading to Chennai hit the MUV after crossing the median.
Eight passengers in the MUV, including a child, died on the spot. One passenger in the other car too died on the spot.
The injured were admitted to Perambalur Government Hospital.
The Perambalur police registered a case. Superintendent of police Disha Mittal inspected the accident spot.