Nineteen people were killed after a 30-tonne truck hit the Kerala State Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus on February 20 around 3.15 am. The container it was was carrying fell on the bus near Avinashi on NH 544 connecting Salem and Kochi.
The bus had a seating capacity of 48 passengers and two crew members among which 19 died and 25 were injured. The injured were shifted to the nearby hospital for necessary treatment.
Due to this accident traffic on this route was affected whereas the police officials and the other concerned authorities were present at the spot. A crane was also spotted on the spotted there.
According to the sources, a sudden jerk caused the detachment of the heavy container, which fell on the bus which was passing by and crushed one side of the passenger vehicle.
Sources further revealed that the truck was carrying imported tiles from the Kochi port which hit the central median of the bus, which was about a foot high, on the six-lane highway and then entered the opposite lane.
After the incident, the driver was immediately arrested by the Tiruppur city police whereas a case has been registered against the driver as he fell asleep while driving the truck.
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