Reports suggest that the accident occurred when one of the tyres of the bus exploded.

Mangled remains of the van and a TNSTC bus in Dindigul after both collided head-on with each other
news Accident Monday, March 29, 2021 - 18:28

Four people were killed and over 60 injured after a Tamil Nadu government-owned bus collided with a van on Monday. The incident happened near Vathalagundu in Dindigul district. The van was carrying workers from a mill, while the bus was on a scheduled trip.

According to a report, the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) bus was going to Theni from Dindigul, while the van ferrying the mill workers was proceeding from Usilampatti to Vathalagundu on Monday morning. Primary reports stated that one of the tyres of the government bus exploded, which led the bus driver to lose control of the vehicle. The TNSTC bus thus ended up crashing head-on into the van, which was coming in the opposite direction. Four persons including the van driver, Suresh, and two women workers died on the spot, while around 60 persons have been reportedly injured and admitted to hospitals nearby. Of the 60, eight people were seriously injured and they have been referred to the Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai and the others have been admitted to nearby hospitals.

TNM contacted the Pattiveeranpatti police station to learn more about what happened and to know the exact details of the number of persons injured in the accident. “We are still in the process of taking stock of those injured and admitted in various hospitals in the region. Remand documents are also being prepared. The driver of the TNSTC bus has also been injured and is in the hospital,” a police officer said.

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