Kozhikode (Kerala): Five people died after the car in which they were moving banged head-on with a fully-loaded lorry on the Kozhikode-Palakkad highway on Monday morning, police reported.
Police spotted the deceased as Nazeer, Subair, Muhammed Zahir, Asainar and Thahir, all hailing from Palakkad district.
Police sources stated the calamity happened at around 4- 45 AM at Pulinjode in nearby Ramanattukara and all the five men died on the spot.
The Bolero car that collided with the cement-laden lorry at a sharp curve was fully damaged in the aftermath of the collision, Feroke police said.
The expired were said to be returning from Calicut International airport in nearby Karipur.
Though it is yet to be discovered what caused the accident, sources said there was heavy rainfall at the time of the accident.
Local residents along with cops and Fire and Rescue personnel removed the corpses from the shattered car and transferred them to Kozhikode Medical College hospital.