One person was killed and four others sustained injuries after a head-on collision between two motorbikes at Puthukudiyiruppu last evening.

Police said a motorbike traveling from Puthukudiyiruppu to Puthumathalan collided with another motorbike traveling in the opposite direction along the Puthukudiyiruppu-Puthumathalan main road.

Five persons who were on both bikes sustain injuries in the incident and were admitted to the Puthukudiyiruppu hospital, where the pillion rider on the second bike succumbed to his injuries.

The deceased has been identified as a 23-year-old resident of Iranapalai. A post-mortem is due to be conducted today.

One of the motorcyclists has been has been transferred to the Mancholaya Hospital for further treatment. Three others are being treated at the Puthukudiyiruppu hospital.