Couple killed in freak road mishap; 2 kids escape

The car dashed against the median and was tossed before turning turtle as Balasubramanian (40), a textile merchant, lost control of the vehicle, police said.

Even as the occupants were trying to come out of the car which got mangled under the impact of the mishap, a speeding Bangalore bound bus hit and dragged the car several feet.

Balasubramanian was crushed to death on the spot while wife Parimala died at a hospital without responding to treatment.

Their two daughters -- Jayasri (3) and Naveena (5) -- escaped with injuries and had been hospitalised.

The family was returning here after attending Pongal festival at Nochipatti near Vedasanthur in Coimbatore district when the mishap occurred.

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