24 Killed In Separate Road Accidents In TN

19 people were killed in the bus accident in Tamil Nadu (Pic courtesy: ANI) - Sakshi Post

COIMBATORE: Twenty-four people were killed in two different road accidents in Tamil Nadu on Thursday.

According to police, 19 persons, including six women, died in an accident when a container lorry from Coimbatore to Salem and a passenger bus from Bengaluru to Tiruvananthapuram collided in the early hours of Thursday. The mishap occurred at 4.30 am, according to police.

The accident happened near Avinashi in Tiruppur district in Tamil Nadu. Of the 48 passengers on the bus, about 25 passengers were also injured in the accident. Police and fire tenders rushed to the spot for rescue operations.

Condoling the deaths of the passengers in the bus crash, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has directed two of his ministerial colleagues to rush to the neighbouring state to coordinate relief operations.

He also directed the Palakkad district collector to take necessary steps to provide medical aid to the injured and bring back the bodies of those from Kerala, the Chief Minister's Office said.

Transport Minister A K Saseendran and Agriculture Minister V S Sunilkumar have been directed to rush to Tamil Nadu to coordinate relief operations, the CMO said.

In another road accident in Salem district in Tamil Nadu, five persons died, while several sustained injuries when the van in which they were travelling and another bus collided.

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