12 die in TN road accident

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Chennai, June 3 (IANS) Twelve persons died and several others were injured on Friday in a multiple vehicle collision involving a passenger bus, truck and a car in Krishnagiri district, police said.

Police and fire fighting personnel rushed to the accident spot and undertook rescue operations.

The injured have been admitted to a nearby government hospital.

Krishnagiri district is around 260 km from here.

According to police, the passenger bus was travelling from Krishnagiri to Hosur while the truck was coming in the opposite direction.

The truck driver lost control of his vehicle on the downward slope and hit the bus and also a car that was coming behind the bus.

The bus and the car were severely damaged.

Most of the deceased were travelling in the bus.

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