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At least 14 people reported dead after the fire broke out on Monday off Russia's territorial waters. A search for 10 others is ongoing in the Kerch Strait which separates Russia from Crimea.
Poorly designed national highways have been blamed for more than 30 per cent accidents in Tamil Nadu, the safety council has pointed out.
The mystery over who was driving the car during the accident continues. While Arjun claims that Balabhaskar was behind the wheel, the violinist's wife says Arjun was driving the car.
Six bodies have been recovered so far, efforts are on to recover other bodies that might have trapped under the wreckage of the vehicle.
Police said, the victims, Sumant, Sunil and Darshan, aged between 24 and 26, died on the spot and Sachin and Rajat who sustained injuries have been admitted to Ranebennur taluk hospital.
The passenger was standing inside the bus and the sudden application of brakes led to the accident, killing the victim.
The incident occurred after the youths had gone to attend Ijtema, an Islamic congregation, which was organized at Melalathur village in Gudiyattam on Saturday night.
The accident occurred on Saturday on the highway around 40 km from the city of Challapata, Romulo Delgado, commander general of the police, told reporters.
Two persons died on the spot owing to severe head injuries when a bike on which they were travelling was hit by a car near Ramachandrapuram in A Konduru mandal in the late hours of Saturday.
DGP Loknath Behera said the various awareness programmes being implemented by the police had helped to bring down the accident rate.
While 4,199 lives were lost on the roads last year as against 4,131 in 2017, the number of those grievously injured in road accidents also went up to 31,611 from 29,733 in 2017.
Both are students of a private ITC in Angamaly.
Alappuzha district showed most number of deaths followed by Malappuram district as Wayanad reported the least number of deaths.
A 55-year-old woman, who was knocked down by a car driven by a minor on Wednesday, succumbed to injuries on Friday.
She was reportedly lying in a pool of blood for a considerable length of time and many were said to be taking photos and videos of her lying sprawled on the platform.