One person was killed and 40 others, including students, were injured when the bus in which they were travelling capsized near Pernampet in the district on Thursday, police said.

The bus was on its way from Arvatha village to Pernampet, when the mishap occurred. The driver lost control of the bus, while negotiating a sharp curve at Arvatha village and the bus capsized on the road side, killing a school teacher on the spot.

All the injured were rushed to Pernampet government hospital, they added. The Gudiyattam DSP and Tahsildar among other officials visited the spot.

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