Over 50 people were injured when a tourist bus collided with a KSRTC bus near Madathara Junction in the Chithara police station limits around 7 p.m. on Monday.
According to the police, the KSRTC bus heading from Thiruvananthapuram to Kulathupuzha collided with a tourist bus coming from the opposite direction at a turning on the Madathara-Kulathupuzha road.
The driver of the KSRTC bus sustained serious injuries in the collision. Forty-two people were admitted to the Government Medical College Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram, while 15 persons with minor injuries were admitted to the Kadakkal Taluk Hospital.
Health Minister Veena George, who visited the medical college, directed the authorities to open a special ward for those injured in the accident. A control room opened at the hospital. can be contacted at 0471-2528300.