Tragedy struck near this area on Sunday as eight individuals, including two young children, lost their lives in a harrowing collision between a car and a truck, as confirmed by local authorities.
The circumstances leading to the devastating accident are currently under investigation. According to the Chengam town police, four men, one woman, and the two children tragically perished at the scene of the collision. The collision took place on the Tiruvannamalai-Bengaluru highway, with the occupants of the car reportedly making their way back to Bengaluru, Karnataka, subsequent to a visit to a temple in Tamil Nadu.
In the aftermath of the collision, another woman was rushed to a nearby government hospital for treatment, but she succumbed to her injuries. In total, the incident claimed the lives of eight individuals, as confirmed by the police.