India: Bengaluru-Kochi KSRTC bus accident kills at least 20

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India: Bengaluru-Kochi KSRTC bus accident kills at least 20

At least 20 people were killed and several injured in a major accident in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore early Thursday morning after a Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus collided with a container truck. The bus was on its way to Kerala’s Ernakulam from Karnataka’s Bengaluru. The accident took place in Avinashi town.

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) PRO said both the driver and conductor were among those killed in the accident. “Preliminary information from Kerala SRTC says that both driver and conductor have died. The bus had left Shanthi Nagar bus station in Bengaluru at 8.15 pm yesterday.”

Kerala Transport Minister A K Saseendran said, “48 passengers were on board. 42 of them are from Kerala, going to Ernakulam, Palakkad, Thrissur.” The bodies have been taken to the Tirupur government hospital. Kerala ministers VS Sunil Kumar and Saseendran are heading to the spot.

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