Vadakkencherry mishap: KSRTC driver recalls horror of accident

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Remains of KSRTC bus after the accident in Vadakkencherry | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Palakkad: The driver of the KSRTC bus who witnessed an overspeeding tourist bus rear-ended his vehicle in Vadakkencherry is yet to recover from the shock. He told Mathrubhumi News that the first thing he saw after the accident was a dead body, severed hands and legs lying on the road.

Nine people, including five students, were killed after a private tourist hit a KSRTC bus in Mangalam near Vadakkencherry on Wednesday night.

"The tourist bus unexpectedly rammed into the rear of our bus while we were returning from Vadakkencherry. The bus immediately lost control and moved 400 metres before plunging into a swamp. Fortunately, I was able to apply the break on time to regain control of my bus," the KSRTC driver said.

Three of the deceased were passengers of the KSRTC bus. Further, four passengers are in critical condition and admitted to Thrissur Medical College.

KSRTC driver pointed out that the tourist bus was overspeeding, resulting in damaging a side of the bus. "Locals assisted in rescuing the injured and evacuating them on time. However, some cars that passed through the area refused to attend to our calls for help."

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