Lorry rams to SETC Sleeper Bus; 3 Killed

In yet another accident in Pudukottai, three people including a 10-year-old boy were killed on the spot when a state express transport corporation (SETC) bus collided with a container truck in the wee hours of Sunday.

The deceased were Krishna Kumar, 40, Kaushik, 10 and truck driver Kannan, 42.

The Sivaganga-bound SECT AC bus from Chennai was carrying 30 passengers while the Kumbakonam-bound container truck was loaded with floor tiles from Tuticorin.

The truck lost control and hit the bus head on near Pillamangalam village.

The accident left two passengers of the bus dead on the spot apart from truck driver Kannan who was crushed to death.

Ten other bus passengers suffered serious injuries. People who witnessed the accident informed Thirumayam police as well as fire and rescue service personnel.

The injured were rushed to Pudukottai government hospital. Bodies of Krishna Kumar and Kannan were recovered and sent for postmortem. Kannan’s body which got entangled in the damaged truck could be recovered only after an hour-long rescue operation by fire and rescue service personnel.

Looks like the SETC could not have anything more to avoid the accident, he has already moved to the left shoulder of the road. The driver of the truck fell asleep and hit the bus, very sad.