Over twenty students of a private college in Yercaud and the driver of the bus they travelled sustained injuries on Friday evening as the vehicle upturned on the Yercaud ghat road.
According to police sources, at about 5.00 pm, the bus was transporting male and female students from the college located in Vazhavandh,i a hill village in Yercaud. At a distance of 2 kilometers, the rear axle of the bus was cut and the driver lost control. The vehicle brushed past a tree and turned turtle injuring many.
Nearly twelve boys and ten girls sustained various levels of injuries. The driver Srinivasan of Kannapadi was also injured on his chin and chest. Five boys and eight girls were admitted as inpatients in Salem GH as some are suspected to have suffered fractured. One girl who lives in Papireddipatti was admitted to Dharmapuri GH. The Yercaud Police have booked a case and are investigating the cause of the accident.
Meanwhile today, many students gathered at Kupanur toll gate and demanded a through explanation by the college management. They alleged that lack of proper maintenance led to the accident.
(Centre for Community Media)