A lorry today went out of control after its one tyre burst and ran amok, killing two women and injuring 21 persons besides damaging a tea shop at S P Natham village here, police said.
As the driver lost control after one of the front tyres burst, the cracker-laden lorry hit the road median and collided with a Thiruvananthapuram-bound bus coming from the opposite direction on the four-lane highway, they said.
An 80-year old passenger of the bus died while 20 others were injured and admitted to the government hospital here, the police said.
The lorry also crushed to death a 33-year old woman, who was walking by the roadside. It then rammed into a tea shop, injuring its 55-year-old owner, and then overturned, they said.
It finally came to a halt after hitting a channel railing near the shop, the police added.
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