Krishnagiri, July 24: Ten people who were travelling in a luxury bus died while 33 were injured after the vehicle collided with container lorry in Krishnagiri district. The accident took place on Sunday evening at Sulagri-Hossur highway after which the injured were rushed to a nearby hospital. Also Read - Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit Tests Positive For COVID-19, Advised Home Quarantine
More than 10 ambulances and 6 fire tender vehicle were called at the spot to rescue injured. The unfortunate incident had panicked the people living near the highway. According to report, a private transport bus overloaded with passengers were travelling from Sulagiri collided with a container truck travelling from Hossur causing damage to 10 lives. Also Read - Houses, Boats Set Ablaze; Over 50 Detained as Violence Erupts in Tamil Nadu Over Murder of a Man
Reports suggest that the bus was carrying 63 passengers. Locals present at the spot immediately rushed to help the victim after calling the authorities. The rescue operation was carried out for at least an hour. Some 20 passengers were safely rescued while 33 injured were admitted to a nearby hospital. Out of 33 injured, 10 suffered severe injuries and there are chances that the death toll may increase in next few days. (Also Read: Driver swerves off road to avoid accident at night, ends up almost crashing into couple making out in the bushes!) Also Read - TN Plus One Result 2020 Declared on tnresults.nic.in | How to Check, Pass Percentage, Other Details Here
An eyewitness present at the spot said, “There was blood everywhere. People were screaming for help. We were unable to help them”. It was only after the fire brigade officials came at the spot the authorities were able to rescue those who were stuck in the bus. The driver and the cleaner of the bus also reportedly died in the accident.
District collector, local politicians and superintendent of police officials were also intimidated to reach at the spot as soon as possible. The reason behind the accident is still not clear as further probe is on.
Few days back, similar accident took place on same spot in which 17 people have died. Locals have demanded the Road safety Authorities to increase safety measures on the road to stop loss of lives.