A TNSTC bus rammed into a stationary lorry that was being repaired killing both lorry drivers and leaving 15 people, including 14 bus passengers, injured at Shenpakkam in the wee hours of Friday.
The deceased identified as Ram (48) and Kanagaraj (41) of Visakhapatnam, were repairing their lorry after it broke down early on Friday. Around 2 am, a TNSTC bus between Krishnagiri and Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh rammed into the lorry. By the force of the impact, the lorry moved and ran over Ram and Kanagaraj. While Ram died on the spot, Kanagaraj succumbed to his injuries while being taken to hospital. The bus driver and 14 injured passengers were rushed to Government Medical College Hospital here.
Following this, the Vellore Taluk police registered a case.
2 Die in Rail-related Mishaps
Two persons, including a mentally-ill man, were killed in separate accidents involving trains near Walajapet in the early hours of Friday.
Police said that the body of L Ravi (42) of Thathanur village near here was found between Wallajah and Mukundrayapuram Railway Stations. Police suspect that Ravi might have slipped and fell off the footboard of a train. However, police are uncertain of which train he was travelling in or what time the accident occurred. His body has been sent to the Government Hospital in Walajapet.
Meanwhile, the body of a mentally-ill man was found about two kilometers from the spot of the first accident. Police said that he was hit by a train while crossing railway track. Local residents said that they had seen the man wandering in the locality over the past three days. Police are yet to ascertain his identity and sent his body to Government Vellore Medical College Hospital.
“We registered cases regarding the two accidents and investigation is being carried out,” a police officer said.
Man, Son Electrocuted Near Timiri
A 75-year-old man and his son were electrocuted on their farm during the early hours of Thursday, when they tried to switch on a motor to release water for irrigation.
The deceased were identified as Dhanapaul (75) and his son Devaraj (52) of Naickanthoppu, near Timiri. Dhanapaul was electrocuted while trying to switch on the motor pump. Devaraj who tried to save his father was also electrocuted. They died on the spot.
Timiri police registered a case and are investigating.