15 killed, 89 injured as buses collide in TN

Fifteen passengers, including seven women and two children, were killed and 89 injured when an overspeeding private bus collided with another bus near Andipatti in this district tonight.

Last Updated: Dec 02, 2010, 00:49 AM IST

Theni: Fifteen passengers, including
seven women and two children, were killed and 89 injured when
an overspeeding private bus collided with another bus near
Andipatti in this district tonight.

The speeding bus rammed into the oncoming private bus,
skidded and overturned under the impact of the collision at S
S Puram junction, about 16 km from here, police said.

Fourteen people died on the spot while a man succumbed to
injuries at the Theni Government Medical College Hospital,
where the injured have been admitted.

As many as 26 passengers sustained serious head injuries
and five of them, in a critical condition, were shifted to
Rajaji Hospital in Madurai, about 80 km from here, hospital
sources said.

One bus was proceeding towards Madurai from Chinnamanur
while the other was on its way here from Madurai when the
accident occurred.

-PTI