Toll goes up to 10 in bus mishap in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur

Toll goes up to 10 in bus mishap in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur

Toll goes up to 10 in bus mishap in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur

At least 10 people were killed and 23 others injured when a passenger bus collided with a steel laden truck in southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, police said Saturday. The truck carrying iron rods was proceeding to Thanjavur from Trichy. The mini truck was parked on the over-bridge due to breakdown. The death toll was high as the steel rods protruding from the truck injured the passengers on board the bus.

The local government has expressed grief over the accident and announced a monetary relief for killed and injured in the mishap.

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The accident took place on an overbridge near Vallam when the state-run bus was on its way to Kumbakonam from Tiruppur.

Six persons including the bus driver Ravichandran, driver of the van Sathiskumar, passengers M Poongulali (40), M Arulmozhi (38) of Maruthamuthu Nagar in Kumbakonam, D Malini (19) of Irudhayur near T Pazhur in Ariyalur died on the spot. The identity of one of the deceased woman passengers was yet to be ascertained.

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Twenty-three persons, who sustained injuries in the accident were undergoing treatment at the government medical college hospital at Thanjavur.

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