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Six dead, 51 hurt in Tamil Nadu as bus falls into gorge

IANS  Chennai, November 25, 2012
First Published: 15:17 IST(25/11/2012) | Last Updated: 15:19 IST(25/11/2012)

Six people were killed and 50 injured when a bus ferrying them fell into a gorge at Valparai near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, police said Sunday.

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"The state government bus was carrying around 57 people last (Saturday) night. Six people lost their lives. The injured were taken to hospitals in Coimbatore and Pollachi," a police official in Valparai told IANS.

The driver of the bus seemed to have lost control while negotiating a bend on the mountain road, police said.

Valparai is 100 km from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.


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