Staff Reporter

SALEM: Traffic on the National Highways 47 was affected for a while near Mahudanchavadi here on Sunday following a dispute between a State Transport Corporation bus driver and a lorry driver. The police cleared the traffic.

Earlier on Saturday, residents of Mahudanchavadi staged a road roko on the National Highways following death of a person in a road accident.

The police said a private bus tried to overtake a lorry when the lorry hit a person killing him on the spot. The deceased was Kalaiventhan (38) of Mahudanchavadi. Following this, the residents blocked the bus demanding compensation.

The traffic was paralysed for about 30 minutes.