Bus driver collapses on duty
Passengers and passersby had a miraculous escape when a 62-year-old private bus driver died while driving the vehicle at Chattukapara near Thalassery today.
Police said the deceased has been been identified as A T K Kumaran (62) of Peringathur-Kidanghi.
The incident occurred at 0730 hrs when the private bus was proceeding from Chekkikulam to Thalassery.
Kumaran collapsed when the bus reached Chattukapara Kattilepeedika bus stop.
Locals and the bus conductor rushed him to a private hospital at Chalode but he died.
Later, the body was shifted to Mattanur Government Hospital. He was had been a bus driver for the last 20 years.