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Picnic turns tragedy as tourist bus topples near Madurai; 3 women from Palakkad killed, several injured

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Coimbatore: Three women from Kerala were killed as a tourist bus which had left from Palakkad toppled near Madurai in the wee hours of Tuesday.

The deceased have been identified as Sarojini, Pettammal and Nikhila hailing from Koduvayur in Palakkad district.

The bus was booked by members of a Kudumbashree unit in Palakkad for a picnic.

There were 35 on board the bus which was bound to Madurai and Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu

It is learned that the driver lost control of the bus near Madurai at around 1:30am.

Further details awaited.

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