At least 23 people killed as bus catches fire in TN

The bus plunged down a bridge and caught fire near Kaveripakkam.

Updated: Jun 08, 2011, 09:07 AM IST

Vellore: Twenty three persons were charred to death late Tuesday when the private bus they were
travelling in plunged down a bridge and caught fire near Kaveripakkam, about 40 km from here, police said.
The bus, on its way to Tiruppur from Chennai, fell down the bridge as the driver lost control, police said.

One of the 24 passengers travelling in the bus managed to escape, they said.

Some of the bodies of victims were charred beyond recognition.

PTI