One dead, 20 hurt in mul­ti­ple crash near Tirut­tani

Sunday Express - - CHENNAI -

Chen­nai : One per­son died and 20, in­clud­ing women and chil­dren, suf­fered in­juries in a mul­ti­ple col­li­sion near Tirut­tani on Sat­ur­day. A pri­vate bus from Madu­rai car­ry­ing nearly 40 devo­tees hit a car, climbed over a three-ft side­wall and rammed into an auto be­fore com­ing to a halt near a Mu­ru­gan tem­ple premises on Sun­day. Po­lice said the pil­grims started their jour­ney from Madu­rai on Fri­day and reached Tirut­tani on Sat­ur­day. “While re­turn­ing, the ve­hi­cle reached the foothills around 11.55 am. Hardly 100 m away from reach­ing the main road af­ter com­plet­ing the ghat sec­tion, the driver lost con­trol of the ve­hi­cle. The bus hit a car, climbed over the side wall and rammed an auto com­ing from the op­po­site di­rec­tion,” the in­ves­ti­ga­tion of­fi­cer said. Auto driver Ku­mar (37) of the same lo­cal­ity died on the spot. Twenty, in­clud­ing the car driver, sus­tained in­juries. Mean­while, the bus driver fled the spot.

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