24 killed in two road accidents in Tamil Nadu

Chennai: At least 19 people have been killed and several others injured after a Kerala state road transport corporation bus met with an accident near Avinashi town of Tirupur district in Tamil Nadu. The accident occured after a speeding truck experienced a tyre burst after which it lost control and hit the bus.

The bus was going to Thiruvananthapuram from Bengaluru, while the lorry was coming from the opposite direction on the Coimbator-Salem Highway when the mishap occurred at 4.30 am, police said

Of the 48 passengers in the bus, 19 died on the spot and remaining sustained injuries. Speaking on the incident, Deputy Tehsildar of Avinashi said, “19 people – 14 men and 5 women, have died in the collision.”

(PTI)

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