47-yr-old man falls off speeding bus, dies

Tirupur: A 47-year-old man died after falling off a speeding bus near Kallipalayam here on Tuesday.
Police identified the deceased as S Chinnasamy, an agricultural worker, of Mosavampalayam near Ilavanchi.

On Tuesday, Chinnasamy went to Palladam. “To return home, he boarded a private bus plying between Coimbatore and Dharapuram to reach Thanneer Pandal, from where he would walk for a kilometre to reach his house,” a police officer said.

“The bus had around 45 passengers. Chinnasamy was sitting in one of the back rows. When the bus came near Thanneer Pandal, Chinnasamy got up and stood near the back entry, which did not have a door. The stretch was an accident-prone zone. We had placed barricades in a zigzag pattern to curb vehicles from speeding. The driver did not slow down while passing through them. Chinnasamy lost his balance and was thrown off the bus,” the officer said.

Chinnasamy, who suffered severe injuries, was taken to the Palladam Government Hospital, where doctors declared he was brought dead. The Kamanaickenpalayam police have registered a case and further investigations are on.

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