Tamil Nadu, Chennai News Live Updates Today: As many as six people died and over 10 people were injured Friday after a bus rammed into a lorry in the Chengalpattu district in Tamil Nadu, ANI reported. The bus was travelling from Chennai to Chidambaram town in Tamil Nadu. Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his condolences and said, “Pained by the loss of lives due to an accident in Chengalpattu. My thoughts are with those who have lost their loved ones. May the injured recover soon.”
Tamil Nadu reported 2,765 new coronavirus positive cases and one death on Thursday, taking the state-wide tally to 34.93 lakh and the toll to 38,028. An 80-year-old male who tested positive for coronavirus on June 24 succumbed at the government health facility in Tiruvarur due to comorbidities. Chennai accounted for the maximum number of infections at 1,011 followed by Chengalpattu with 408, Tiruvallur: 184, Coimbatore: 125, and Kancheepuram: 124.
In other news, Tamil Nadu BJP President K Annamalai on Thursday hit out at the TN Congress Committee, saying it is in the Intensive Care Unit in the state and its oxygen is its Dravidian partner DMK, without which it cannot survive. Also, the Madras High Court was informed on Thursday that AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam (OPS) can contest the election for the post of general secretary at a meeting of the party’s top decision-making body to be held on July 11.