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7 killed, 27 hurt as bus falls into 500-feet deep gorge in TN

Press Trust of India  |  Udhagamandalam(TN) 

: Seven passengers were killed and 27 others injured, some of them seriously, when a bus fell into a 500-feet deep gorge near here in the hilly district of today, police said.

The of the state-run transport corporation bus was trying to avoid a pit on the ghat road when the mishap occurred at Mandada, about 10 km from here.

Six people, including two women, were killed on the spot while a 29-year old woman died at a hospital here, police said.

Of the 27 injured, nineteen people had been taken to the government hospital in neighbouring while others were admitted to the government hospital here.

The condition of the was stated to be critical, police said.

The bus was proceeding to nearby Coonoor from here.

Several parts of district have been receiving heavy rains for the past few days.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 19:50 IST