KOLLAM : Tragedy struck as six engineering students returning after New Year revelry were killed when their car and an LPG tanker collided in the wee hours of the day at nearby Chathannur.
According to police, the victims, all men in third year of B.Tech, were heading to their campus after the New Year celebrations at the beach resort Varkala in neighbouring Thiruvananthapuram District.
All of the six, who died on the spot, were students of a private engineering college here.
The bodies were taken out by police and local rescuers by breaking open the car, which got jammed under the impact of the collision with the tanker that was coming from the opposite direction.
The driver of the tanker has been taken into custody, police said.
The deceased were identified as Ajith Prakash, Syed Inzamam, Arun Babu, Shijo George John, Adirshah and Nixon.