Coimbatore ksrtc bus accident bengaluru ernakulum
At least 20 people were killed and several injured in a major accident in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore early Thursday morning after a Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus collided with a container truck. The bus was on its way to Kerala’s Ernakulam from Karnataka’s Bengaluru. The accident took place in Avinashi town.
A Coimbatore police official confirmed to The Indian Express that 20 people were killed in the accident.
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The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) PRO said both the driver and conductor were among those killed in the accident. “Preliminary information from Kerala SRTC says that both driver and conductor have died. The Scania Multi-axle bus had left Shanthi Nagar bus station in Bengaluru at 8.15 pm yesterday.”
Very sad news: 16 + people feared dead in a collision between a kerala bus and a truck near Avinashi town of Tirupur district. The bodies have been taken to Tirupur government hospital. More details awaited. #tirupur pic.twitter.com/cSbq1rQS2D
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Kerala Transport Minister A K Saseendran said, “48 passengers were on board. Most of them are from Kerala, going to Ernakulam, Palakkad, Thrissur.” The bodies have been taken to the Tirupur government hospital.
Deputy Tehsildar of Tiruppur, Alagarasan said, “The accident took place at 3:30 am today. Over 100 officers including police and medical staff are carrying out the rescue work.” He also said the container was coming in the wrong direction and rammed into the bus.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has instructed the District Collector of Palakkad to provide emergency medical care to the accident victims. Procedures to identify the deceased are in progress.
“All possible relief measures will be taken in cooperation with the government of Tamil Nadu and the District Collector of Tirupur,” ANI quoted the CMO as saying.KSRTC bus accident: The bus was on its way to Ernakulam from Bengaluru. (ANI)
Meanwhile, in another accident in Tamil Nadu, five people were killed in a collision between a private omni luxury bus and a mini-bus, which was on its way to Rajasthan from Kanyakumari.