Special Correspondent

TAMBARAM: Two youths were killed in separate road accidents in and around Tambaram on Sunday evening.

Angry residents of West Tambaram damaged the windshields and windowpanes of a Metropolitan Transport Corporation bus after it hit a 30-year-old youth on Gandhi Road on Sunday evening.

N. Murugan (30) of Ranganathapuram, West Tambaram, employed in a restaurant near the Tambaram bus terminus, was on his way to work around 6.30 p.m. when the MTC bus hit him. He sustained bleeding injuries on his head and collapsed on the road. Passers-by and residents of Ranganathapuram rushed him to a private hospital nearby. He died at night, police said.

As news about the incident spread, angry residents gathered on the spot and stoned the MTC bus, damaging its windshields and windowpanes. The bus was part of services launched recently between Wallajahbad near Kancheepuram and Tambaram. The residents said ever since the new traffic diversions came into effect following the construction of the road over bridge at Tambaram, they had to live with speeding vehicles, especially buses, lorries and cars, particularly private taxis.

Triple riding turns fatal

Around the same time, a motorcycle carrying a group of three youths rammed a stationary government bus, killing one of them.

M.Prakash of Lakshmipuram, Chromepet, and two of his friends, all working in a cell phone company, were riding the motorcycle towards Perungalathur, when they rammed a State government bus that was parked on the roadside. Prakash, traffic police said, was riding the vehicle and died on the spot, while the two others escaped with injuries.

The Traffic police are investigating.