STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

KSRTC bus tragedy: Kerala CMO directs Transport, Agriculture Ministers to reach  accident spot in Avinashi

Transport Minister AK Saseendran and Agriculture Minister VS Sunilkumar have been directed to rush to Tamil Nadu to coordinate relief operations, the Chief Minister's Office said.

Published: 20th February 2020 11:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th February 2020 01:11 PM   |  A+A-

21 people were killed when the KSRTC Volvo bus in which they were travelling from Bangalore to Ernakulam collided with a container lorry at Avinashi near Coimbatore. (Photo by special arrangement)

By PTI

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Condoling the death of several people in an accident involving a bus and lorry in Tamil Nadu, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday 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.

FULL REPORT: 20 dead after Ernakulam-bound KSRTC bus collides with truck in Tamil Nadu

Transport Minister AK Saseendran and Agriculture Minister VS Sunilkumar have been directed to rush to Tamil Nadu to coordinate relief operations, the CMO said.

It said it was in regular touch with Tirupur district administration and efforts were on to identify the bodies.

Nineteen people were killed and several injured seriously when a Kerala State Road Transport Corporation bus collided with a container lorry near Tamil Nadu's Avinashi town in Tirupur district in the early hours on Thursday.

The Kerala government bus was heading to Thiruvananthapuram from Bengaluru on the Coimbatore- Salem highway when the accident occurred.

21 people lost their lives after a Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) Volvo bus heading to Ernakulam from Bengaluru collided with a container truck in  Avinashi town of Tamil Nadu's Tirupur district on Thursday morning.

Stay up to date on all the latest Kerala news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp