At least four people were killed and over 80 people injured on Monday (June 19) when two private buses collided at Pattampakkam in Cuddalore district in Tamil Nadu. The incident took place on Monday morning.
One bus from Cuddalore to Panruti and another bus from Panruti to Cuddalore collided at Pattampakkam in Cuddalore.
Reports in media claimed that it is suspected that one of the drivers lost control after the tyre of the bus headed to Panruti burst. The out of control bus collided with bus coming from another direction.
In the accident, four people were crushed to death and other passengers suffered injuries. They were admitted to Cuddalore Government General Hospital for treatment.
Police and local administration rushed to the accident spot. The passengers were rescued and injured immediately rushed to the hospital.
The visuals showed that the front part of both the buses suffered damage in the accident. Cuddalore district collector, police superintendent and local MLAs also reached the spot and were seen talking and consoling the injured.
"Hon'ble Chief Minister has announced condolence and financial assistance to the families of those who died in road accident in Cuddalore district," tweeted the office of Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin.
The state government announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the families of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured. Rs 25,000 was announced for people with minor injuries.