TAMIL NADU

Woman killed, 29 injured in accident

MANGLED REMAINS: The bus that fell on its side on the Madurai-Rajapalayam highway, near Nathampatti on Monday.

MANGLED REMAINS: The bus that fell on its side on the Madurai-Rajapalayam highway, near Nathampatti on Monday.  

Staff Reporter

SRIVILLIPUTTUR: A woman passenger was killed and 29 persons, including the driver of a State-run bus, were injured when the vehicle fell on its side along the Madurai-Rajapalayam Highway near Nathampatti on Monday.

The deceased was identified as P. Nallamuthu (43) of Avarampatti Street of Rajapalayam, an accountant with the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board.

The police said that the driver, A. Muruganantham (52), had lost control of the vehicle at around 2.30 a.m. and it veered towards the right side of the road and fell on its side.

Eighteen of the injured were shifted to the Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai, while the remaining eleven were treated as outpatients in the Government Hospital here, the police sources said.

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