19 injured as Kerala govt bus falls off Avinashi over-bridge

  • | Monday | 1st April, 2019

It took more than seven hours to clear the bus using a crane,” the officer said.The Avinashi police have registered a case and further investigation is on. Police suspect speeding to be the reason behind the accident. Tirupur: At least 19 people were injured after a speeding Kerala State Road Transport Corporation bus fell off an over-bridge on Tirupur-Avinashi road here on Kochi-Salem National Highway in the early hours of Sunday.According to police, the incident occurred when the multi-axle bus was heading to Bengaluru from Pathanamthitta in Kerala with 24 passengers on board.“When the bus was passing through Tirupur-Avinashi road around 2am, its driver attempted to overtake a truck in front of him. He, however, lost control over the bus, which crashed into the parapet wall of the over-bridge and fell down,” said a police officer, who didn’t want to be named.The officer said the bus fell through the space that separates over-bridges built to take inbound and outbound traffic, and landed in a slanting position on the underpass. So, it was difficult to bring him out.

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