KSRTC rams into auto in TVM: 3, including 4-day-old infant, killed on way home after delivery

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Pallipuram (Thiruvananthapuram): A tragic accident occurred at Thamarakulam here on the national highway when a speeding KSRTC bus collided with an autorickshaw, resulting in the death of three individuals, including a newborn. The victims were identified as the four-day-old baby girl of Mahesh and Anu, Anu's mother Shobha (41), and auto driver Sunil (34).

The incident took place around 8:30 pm on Thursday when Anu, who had just given birth, was returning home from SAT hospital. The autorickshaw was carrying a total of six people, including the driver. Anu, her husband Mahesh, and their five-year-old child sustained injuries and are currently receiving medical treatment.

The accident was allegedly caused by the high speed of the bus travelling from Kollam to Thiruvananthapuram. According to police, the bus was overtaking another vehicle when it collided with the autorickshaw.

Due to the impact of the collision, Mahesh and the two children were thrown out of the autorickshaw, while the auto driver Sunil became trapped between the bus and the autorickshaw. Local residents and the fire brigade tried to rescue the driver, but Sunil and Shobha succumbed to their injuries. The injured victims were initially taken to a private hospital in Kazhakootam, where the newborn baby died. Subsequently, the remaining individuals were transferred to the Medical College Hospital for further treatment.

The accident occurred just four days after the birth of the baby, as they were on their way home. The infant fell onto the road along with her father when the autorickshaw toppled. Despite the rescuers' prompt actions, the baby's condition deteriorated rapidly. The loss deeply affected everyone involved in the rescue efforts.

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