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Six dead, several injured in road accident near Chennai; PM Modi offers condolences

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Chennai, Jul 8: As many as 6 passengers, including 2 women were killed and 10 others were injured on Friday after a state-run transport corporation bus they travelled rammed into a truck on a highway near here, police said.

The Chidambaram-bound bus hit the container truck off Mathuranthakam on the Chennai-Tiruchirappalli national highway, a Chengelpet District police officer told PTI adding at least 10 others were injured and they were taken to a hospital. A probe is on.

Chennai: Six dead, 10 injured as bus rams into lorry in Chengalpattu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the deaths. In a tweet, he said, "Pained by the loss of lives due to an accident in Chengalpattu. My thoughts are with those who have lost their loved ones. May the injured recover soon." Governor R N Ravi conveyed his deepest condolences to the kin of those who lost their lives in the road accident in Chengalpattu district and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.

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Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin condoled the death of the accident victims and announced Rs 5 lakh relief each to the bereaved families from the CM's Public Relief Fund.

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