Advertisement

HindustanTimes Fri,11 Jul 2014

13 killed as bus plunges into gorge in Kerala

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Thiruvananthpauram, September 06, 2013
First Published: 16:01 IST(6/9/2013) | Last Updated: 17:02 IST(6/9/2013)

At least 13 persons were killed and ten critically injured when a private bus hit a tree and plunged into a gorge on Friday afternoon in Pernithalmanna in Malappuram (north Kerala) district.

Advertisement

Among the dead are seven school children who were returning home after quarterly examination. The toll is likely to go up as most of the injured are in critical condition.

According to initial reports, the speeding bus lost control while overtaking another and hit a tree before plunging into a deep gorge. Nine persons died on the spot. Last week eight persons died in the same district when the auto they were travelling hit by a bus.

“Nine bodies have been identified. The government will ensure best treatment for all the injured,” said State Transport Minister Aryadan Ahmed who hails from the same district.


Advertisement
more from India

Andhra gets many sops, Telangana just one

In line with the commitments made in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act of 2014 brought by the UPA-2 regime and the poll promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Seemandhraites, the NDA government announced several sops for Andhra Pradesh in its first budget.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved