Five women died and 36 others were injured as two Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation buses collided head on near here on Sunday. The Chennai-bound TNSTC bus and Tiruvannamalai-bound bus from Chennai collided near Kadambai junction on Tindivanam Road near here.

The driver of the Tiruvannamalai-bound bus lost control, took an extreme right, which led to the collision.

Right side of the Chennai bound bus was damaged and drivers of both the buses escaped with injuries. Injured passengers of both the buses were rushed to Tiruvannamalai Government Hospital.