Salem: Nine persons, including a woman,
were killed and 59 others injured when a Kerala-bound omini
bus and a private bus collided near here, a senior police
official said on Sunday.
The air-conditioned omini bus was on its way to
Kottayam from Bangalore while the other was proceeding to
Dharmapuri from here when the mishap occurred at Sandhai
Thadam village on the National Highway- 7 past midnight
yesterday, Salem DIG Venkatraman said.
The head-on collision occurred when the driver of the
Salem-Dharmapuri bus suddenly swerved to the right while
overtaking a two-wheeler, he said.
Drivers of both the buses were among those deceased,
they said, adding that the injured had been admitted to
government hospitals in Omalur and Salem.