TNSTC bus falls into a pond

: Thirty-one passengers suffered injuries when a TNSTC bus, in which they were travelling, ran off the road and fell into a pond near Vedanatham under Kulathur police limits on Wednesday.

The bus was proceeding from Vilathikulam to Tuticorin when the accident occurred at around 11.50 a.m. According to police sources, the accident occurred after the driver lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a curve. The injured were admitted to the Tuticorin Government Hospital.

The bus driver, K.Balakrishnan (57) of Mela Arasadi, was arrested under Sections 279 and 337 of the IPC for negligent driving.

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