Driver killed, 30 injured in accident in Kerala

The motive force of a Kerala State Street Transport Company (KSRTC) tremendous deluxe bus was immediately killed and 30-odd passengers had been injured, two of them critically, when the bus rammed a tree on the median close to Chakkaraparambu alongside the Palarivattom bypass round 4.15 a.m. on Monday.

The deceased was recognized as Arun Sukumar, 45, of Pazhayakada, Thiruvananthapuram. The critically injured had been bus conductor Suresh Raj, 50, of Kanjiramkulam, and Rajitha U.Ok., 35, of Thiruvananthapuram.

Whereas Suresh Raj has a fracture behind his head, Rajitha, who additionally suffered head harm, has been recognized with inner bleeding. Each are in intensive care unit, in keeping with sources at a personal hospital close to Palarivattom. Out of the 26 passengers rushed to the hospital, three stay admitted.

Police inference

The Palarivattom police suspect that the driving force had dozed off resulting in the accident. The bus belonging to the Thiruvananthapuram depot had left for Kozhikode at 11.45 p.m. on Sunday.

The tree was uprooted and the entrance portion of the bus was lowered to rubble within the influence of the collision. Retrieving the driving force from the bus proved to be a troublesome activity. Although he was rushed to a hospital at Vyttila, he was declared introduced lifeless.

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