Private bus crushes young couple to death in Adoor
Pathanamthitta: A young couple were crushed to death after they came under a private bus that lost control in Adoor town on Saturday evening.
The deceased were identified as Shyamkumar (30), a resident of Nooranad and his wife Shilpa Satyan (27). The bus was identified as Morning Star which plies on the Mavelikkara -Adoor-Mangadi route.
The bus driver lost control of the vehicle as soon as it entered Adoor town. At that time, the couple were walking down the road after buying medicines from a medical shop in the area. The bus crashed into them killing them on the spot.
Their bodies were retrieved after police and people from the area tipped the bus onto its side using ropes after a 15-minute long effort.
Immediately after the accident, the bus employees except the conductor ran away from the spot. Police took the conductor into custody. Police have learned that the driver was in an inebriated condition when the incident took place.
District police chief G. Jayadev, who visited the accident spot said that the bus driver’s license and the vehicle’s permit will be cancelled.