Three killed as Kudumbashree tour group meets with accident in Madurai
Coimbatore: Three Malayalis were killed in a bus accident that took place in Madurai on Tuesday by 1.30 in the morning. The deceased are identified as Palakkad Koduvayur natives Sarojini (65), Pottammal (68) and Nikhila. 11 others are fatally injured. They have been admitted in Madurai Government Hospital. Those with minor injuries are admitted in Sattur General Hospital.
The accident took place at Sattur by 1.30 am. A total of 59 passengers were in the bus. The tour was organised by Kudumbashree in Koduvayur and a group of employment guarantee scheme workers. They set out two days ago to visit Thiruvananthapuram, Kanyakumari, Rameswaram and Madurai.
The mishap occurred when they were returning after visiting Madurai. As per reports, the bus lost control and overturned. On coming to know about the news of mishap, the relatives of the tourists have set out to Madurai from Koduvayur.