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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Shocking Accident : Bus and car trapped as road caves with passengers in...

The arterial Anna Salai in Chennai caved in near the Thousand Lights mosque on Sunday afternoon at around 1.30 p.m., pulling down a bus and a car. Thirty-five passengers were evacuated immediately from the bus (number 25G), and no injuries have been reported. The bus driver told a television channel that the bus had stopped at a bus stop when it began to sink as if the air has been let out of the tyres. The passengers were asked to get down immediately.

The fire department has brought in vehicles to bring out the bus and the car. The police have diverted the traffic on this stretch. Vehicles moving towards DMS and Teynampet are being diverted via Royapettah clock tower, Lloyds Road, and Cathedral Road. The cave-in occurred during tunnel boring work for the Chennai Metro rail that is being carried out between Thousand Lights and AG- DMS.

The Chennai Metro Rail officials said the road caved-in when they were carrying out cut head intervention, a process done as part of tunnel boring work.Two tunnel boring machines have been boring in this stretch for several months now. A few weeks ago, the tunneling caused a foam leakage very close to the site where the cave-in happened today.The police are cordoning off the area. Cracks have appeared on the pavement on the stretch.​


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