Seven women were killed today in an unusual early morning traffic accident in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

A bus, returning from a pilgrimage trip, got stuck in a flat tire on the highway connecting the cities of Chennai and Bangalore. The driver stopped the vehicle on the side of the road and the hikers disembarked. Some sat on the curb…

The driver of a truck, who was allegedly speeding, did not notice the stopped bus in time. The lorry rammed into the back of the bus, which fell on its side and crushed the trippers who had no time to react.

Seven women died, while ten injured were taken to a hospital in the city of Pernabut. Among the injured is the truck driver.

According to information from The Hindu newspaper, the emergency (alarm) lights on the stopped bus were on.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his grief over the fatal road accident, announcing that compensation would be paid to the relatives of the victims and the injured: 200,000 rupees (about 2,100 euros) to each family of the deceased and 50,000 rupees (about 550 euros) to each injured person. .