Six people have died at Shoolagiri in Krishnagiri district after a collision between a car and a government bus. While five of the deceased were in the car, 15 others have also been injured.
The car, a Honda City, was travelling from Chennai to Bengaluru around 4.30 pm on Sunday. The driver reportedly lost control after the tyre of the car burst and he crashed into the bus coming on the opposite lane. It collided into the bus travelling from Hosur to Krishnagiri with tremendous force.
The car was completely destroyed in the collision; the bus, too, was damaged severely and toppled completely onto the side of the road.
This led to the death of the five people in the car who were from Chennai. When the bus toppled from impact, the conductor was also killed on the spot. The injured passengers were then rushed to a nearby hospital.
"It seems that the car lost control and crossed the centre median," says an investigating officer. "Everyone in the car died. Except the driver the others all seem to be minors. Those in the bus only sustained minor injuries except one woman who has broken her leg. The passengers have all left the hospital," he adds.
The identity of the victims from the car is yet to be determined. Shoolagiri police are conducting investigations. Their bodies were reportedly found on the road.
This is a developing story.