ISRO employees killed in car crash, 5 dead in a fatal road

Five people were killed in a fatal road accident on a national road in Ambalappuzha shortly after last midnight.

The deceased are Sijin Das (24), Manu (24), Prasad (25), Amal (28), and Sumod.

Except for Manu, the four were temporary workers in the ISRO cafeteria. They were returning home from a wedding, police said.

Shijin, son of Yesudas; Manu, son of Mohanan; Prasad is from Alathoor, Thiruvanathapuram.

Radhamani’s son Amal was from Munroe Thuruth. Chacko’s son Sumod was from Muttada in Thiruvananthapuram.

The car they were traveling in collided with a truck near the Kakkazhom overpass at 1:30 am on Monday. CCTV footage from the accident scene shows a speeding vehicle colliding with a truck. Four people died at the scene and one died in hospital.

Their bodies will be handed over to relatives after an autopsy at Alappuzha Medical University Hospital.

The truck was en route from Andhra Pradesh to Alappuzha. The truck driver and cleaner were taken into custody by the police.