MADURAI: In a gruesome accident, ten persons, including five woman and a child were killed and more than 23 persons were sustained major injuries when their traveled Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) head on collided with a cement laden lorry near T.Kallupatti on Saturday afternoon.
According to police source, the incident happened when the TNSTC bus was on its way to Kumily from Tirunelveli district, which boarded with more than 40 passengers, head-on collided with a cement laden lorry which is on its way to Tenkasi. It was reported both lorry and TNSTC driver were died on the spot. Eight people who sustained grievous injuries died on the spot and two others were died in Thirumangalam government hospital.
The Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Service were pressed to the rescue operation and they were currently rescuing a person who was struck as the result of the collision.
Immediately the five 108 ambulance service vehicles from Virudhunagar, Srivilliputhur and Madurai were rushed to the spot and the passengers were rushed to Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai for treatment.
The rescue service were under way and the traffic has come to halt at Madurai- Tenkasi road. The police personnel who were deployed in the area were rerouting the vehicles through alternatives routes.