Published on : Wednesday, December 13, 2017
The accident had occurred close to Thalassery, about 450 kilometres from state capital Thiruvananthapuram.
A senior police officer said that the tourist bus was carrying 15 people and it included a driver, conductor who had fallen into Peringathur river soon after its driver lost control of the speeding vehicle and rammed into the railing of the bridge.
The three bodies have been fished out of water.
And, seven others were rescued by locals while some of the other passengers managed to swim away to safety.
The officer said that the injured have been immediately rushed to a government hospital where their condition are believed to be critical. Eye-witnesses told the police that the bus was travelling at high speed even on the bridge over the river that led to the accident.
He also added that the driver would be arrested for rash driving after he is safely discharged from the hospital.
India has the highest number of road fatalities in the world.
And these accidents tend to occur majorly due to poor driving or poorly maintained roads or vehicles.