Sixteen people were killed and 30 others injured as a private bus and lorry collided head on at Melumala in Krishnagiri district in Tamil Nadu on Friday.
At 3 pm at Melumalai, an Erode-bound speeding truck lost control apparently after one of its tyre got punctured and flipped over to collide with a bus travelling towards Karnataka on the other side of the highway. As the bus came to halt, a car which was on the tails of the bus hit the bus resulting in more casualties.
Kannan, DSP, Krishnagiri, said, “About 13 people died in the accident and 23 have been admitted to the Krishnagiri government hospital. The traffic is moving smoothly there now. Both the truck and bus drivers have died so there is no one to be arrested.”
The death toll is expected to increase.