Speeding car mows down three

, 5:29 PM IST
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Coimbatore:Three persons were killed and two others injured when a speeding car mowed them down in neighbouring Tirupur district today, police said.

The victims were standing on the road side consuming liquor purchased from a nearby TASMAC outlet, when the car hit them at Mettukkatuvaluku, about 20 km from Kangeyam, police said.

The driver reportedly lost control of the car while negotiating a curve, resulting in the mishap, they said.

The injured had been admitted to a government hospital, police added.