Special Correspondent

RAMANATHAPURAM: One person was killed and 18 others injured in a road accident at Saraswathi Nagar near Paramakudi on Wednesday.

Sources said the rope of the van, which was towed by another van, suddenly disconnected and rammed against an upcoming the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation bus. While the van was going to Madurai (after delivering newspapers), the bus was proceeding to Chathirakudi from Paramakudi.

Sivaprakash, son of Samikalai of Karumpalai in Madurai, driver of the repaired van, died on the spot. All the injured persons were admitted to Paramakudi and Ramanathapuram hospitals for treatment.

The conductor and driver of the bus were among those injured. A case has been registered.