Four died, 20 injured in accident near Chengalpattu

A mother, her two sons, and the driver of their car died in a road accident on the same highway near Madurantakam in the early hours of Wednesday.
Four people were killed in an accident on the Tiruchy-Chennai highway. Image used for representation.
Four people were killed in an accident on the Tiruchy-Chennai highway. Image used for representation.

CHENNAI: Four people died and around 20 more were injured in a road accident when a private bus collided with a truck parked on the Tiruchy-Chennai highway at Pukkathurai near Madurantakam in Chengalpattu district in the early hours of Thursday.

The identity of the woman who died in the accident is yet to be ascertained. The other three have been identified as V. Dhanalakshmi (53) from Kodungaiyur and A. Praveen (24) from Butt Road in Chennai, and S. Rajesh (30) from Agili village in Chengalpattu district.

According to police sources, the accident was triggered when the Chennai bound omni bus crashed into the rear of a stationary truck carrying granite parked on one side of the highway. The bus driver is believed to have lost control over the vehicle causing the accident.

A government bus from Musiri to Kilambakkam bus terminus, which was trailing the omni bus, crashed into it from behind. All the deceased were travelling in the omni bus. The injured were taken to the government hospital in Chengalpattu.

Chief Minister MK Stalin condoled the death of four and assured that government’s relief assistance will be provided to the bereaved families. It can be recalled that a mother, her two sons, and the driver of their car died in a road accident on the same highway near Madurantakam in the early hours of Wednesday.

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