According to the police. Nine people, including five students, killed and over 40 were injured. A private bus hit a state-run KSRTC bus from behind in Kerala’s Palakkad district.
Kerala road transport minister Antony Raju said. The accident occurred around 11.30 pm on Wednesday. When the private tourist bus hit the rear end of the government bus.
The tourist vehicle driven at a high speed, over 97KM per hour. And the accident happened while the driver attempted to overtake a car, he said.
According to police, of the five students who died, three were girls. All the deceased students were aged between 15 and 17 years. More than 40 people injured in the accident. Which occurred in the Vadakkencherryin Palakkad district.
President Droupadi Murmu, PM Narendra Modi, Kerala governor Arif Mohammed Khan, CM Pinarayi Vijayan, and leader of the opposition, V D Satheesan expressed grief and condoled the deaths. The students who survived the accident recalled their harrowing moments. “There was blood everywhere. We do not know what has happened to some of our friends and teachers,” a student said.