40 passengers injured as two buses collide

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Ramanathapuram, Dec 27 (UNI) Forty passengers were injured, 12 of them seriously, in a head-on collision between a Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) bus and a private bus at Vagaikulam, near Paramakudi, here today.

Police sources said the mishap occurred when the driver of the Government bus, on its way to Rajapalayam from Rameswaram, attempted to overtake a van.

All the injured, including ten women, were rescued by the fire service personnel with the help of locals and admitted to the Government Hospital at Paramakudi. Later, the seriously injured were shifted to the Government Rajaji Hospital at Madurai.


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