At least 7 passengers, including a woman, were killed on the spot and many others sustained serious injuries when a private bus from Salem to Dharmapuri and an omnibus proceeding to Kerala from Bangalore collided head-on near Pannapatti on the Salem-Bangalore National Highway on Saturday night.

Preliminary reports claimed that the bus from Bangalore strayed into the wrong lane. Both the drivers died. The identities of the other dead and injured are yet to be confirmed.

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