Kozhikode: In a major road mishap at Ramanattukara in Kozhikode, five persons were killed when a car collided with a cement-laden lorry on Monday morning at about 4.45. The deceased were identified as Palakkad Cherpulassery natives Muhammed Sahir, Nazir, Zubair, Asainar and Thahir.
All the deceased were travelling in the car and were returning from the Karipur airport. The vehicle bore a Ottapallam registration. The accident happened at Pulinjod near Ramanattukara and all five died on the spot.
The local people, police and fire force personnel shifted the bodies to the Kozhikode Medical College hospital.
The Bolero car was completely damaged in the impact of the collision. The cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained. It was raining heavily when the mishap occurred.