A farmer was fatally knocked down by a bus near here on Thursday. The driver subsequently lost control of the vehicle and the bus overturned injuring 40 passengers.

The Tiruvannamalai-bound bus from Avalurpettai was crossing Sirunathur village when the accident occurred. The farmer was identified as Muthu (55) of the same village. The injured were rushed to Tiruvannamalai Government Medical College Hospital. The Kilpennathur police have registered a case. — Staff Reporter

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