1 killed, 20 injured as bus overturns, then falls into ditch in Tamil Nadu 

The incident took place after the driver, identified as Arun Kumar (30), lost control of the vehicle near the Chengalpattu district in Tamil Nadu.

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In Tamil Nadu, a bus carrying 45 people from Chennai to Coimbatore overturned and fell into a ditch near the Chengalpattu district, killing one passenger and 20 others injured, said the police.

Road accident in Tamil Nadu, kills 1

According to the police, the man was identified as Manikandan, a resident of Kanyakumari.

The incident took place after the driver, identified as Arun Kumar (30), lost control of the vehicle near the Chengalpattu district, next to Pazhaveli village on the Chennai-Trichy National Highway.

After losing control of the vehicle, the bus then overturned and tumbled into a roadside ditch.

Upon receiving the information about this accident, a team of Chengalpattu Taluk police reached the spot and recovered the body of the man.

The police, thereafter, sent the body to Chengalpattu Government Hospital for autopsy of the deceased.

20 passengers injured

Meanwhile, the twenty people who suffered minor injuries in the accident were administered first-aid before being admitted to a nearby hospital in Chengalpattu district.

Chengalpattu Taluk Police said a case has been lodged in connection with the accident.

What is the cause of this accident?

Reportedly, it is alleged that the driver lost control of the bus due to the heavy downpour.

There was a heavy traffic jam in both directions of the Chennai-Trichy National Highway in the immediate aftermath of the accident, police informed.

A probe is underway, the police added.