KSRTC Deluxe Collides With Lorry; 2 Drivers, conductor dead : Kollam

Kollam : A KSRTC deluxe bus rammed into a container lorry in Kollam killing its driver, conductor and the lorry driver.

Those dead were identified as bus driver Azeez, conductor PT Subhash and lorry driver Ganesh.

The accident took place in Kottiyam at 6.50 this morning when Mnanthavady –Thiruvananthapuram KSRTC bus crashed head-on with the lorry bound to Coimbatore from Thiruvananthapuram.

The lorry driver Ganesh remained trapped inside the lorry and was hauled out after one-and-half hour rescue efforts. A crane was pressed

Both Ganesh and Azeez died in the hospital. A crane was pressed into service to clear out dented plates of drivers’ cabins and later to shove the two vehicles to enable traffic.

Those injured included seven women and were admitted into district hospital, Kottiyam Holy Cross and KIMS hospitals.

Police suspect the bus driver to have dozed off during the drive.

Traffic along the national highway was disrupted for couple of hours following the mishap.

 

 

 

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