NEW DELHI, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- At least five people were killed and 14 injured in two different road mishaps in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu on Sunday, local media reported.
In the first accident involving a passenger bus and a truck, three persons, including a 10-year-old boy, died and 14 people were injured after the two vehicles collided head-on in the Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu early Sunday morning.
The state government-run bus collided with the truck near Thirumayam area in Pudukottai district. The truck driver and one passenger from the bus also died in the mishap.
The 14 injured bus passengers were admitted to a local government hospital for medical treatment.
In another road crash, two people died when their car rammed into a tree in the same district of the state. This accident occurred in the Parambur area of the district.
The two who died in this accident, including the car driver, were the personal staff of the state's Health Minister Vijaya Baskar, said the media reports.