Police said the lorry, carrying Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) liquor bottles for a unit at Tirubuvanam, was coming from Coimbatore when the driver lost control of the lorry which rammed into a roadside tree.


While the cleaner of the lorry died on the spot, the driver, who was pulled out by passers-by, died en route to hospital, police added.


The cleaner's charred body was recovered after fire force personnel doused the flames, police said, adding, the lorry was gutted.