Villupuram, Jun 13:
Three persons were crushed to death on the spot when an omni bus from Coimbatore collided with a lorry at Thiagadurgam near here today morning. The bus driven Selvam was going to Coimbatore from Chennai carrying 35 passengers.
When the bus was passing on the Thiagadurgam-Prithivimangalam road, the vehicle went out of control and collided with the lorry which was proceeding ahead of the bus. The deceased were identified as Vinodkumar (40) of Nagalur near Athur in Salem district, Mohammed Junfer (35) of Erode and another person.
DSP Ramanathan from Kallakkurichi and Thiagadurgam inspector Kumar along with policemen rushed to the spot and retrieved four persons who were injured in the mishap. They were sent to Kallakurichi government hospital. The bodies of the deceased have been sent for post mortem.