21 December 2006

Bus Accident

Two persons were killed and eleven others, including a pregnant woman, sustained injuries when a State Transport Corporation town bus overturned on Tuesday night.

The bus travelling along the Tirukoilur Road was on its way to Perumanam Village from Tiruvannamalai. While taking a turn near the Panayur Tank, the driver lost control of the bus, which veered off into a roadside gully and overturned. Two passengers died on the spot and 11 others, out of the 47 aboard, sustained injuries and were rushed to the Tiruvannamalai Government Hospital.


Divyakka said...

How tragic! Practically every day for years I travelled on buses and the more dangerous, over-loaded vans in India. And at the end of the journey every day, I was relieved I arrived safe & sound!

Arunachala Living said...

There are lots of bus and van accidents on the roads. The most dangerous thing about buses (and trains) is that the windows are barred, so its very difficult to get out of the vehicle in case of an emergency.