It was a meteorite that killed bus driver Kamaraj at a private engineering college in Vellore district on Saturday. Confirming this in a statement here, chief minister J. Jayalalithaa expressed grief over the driver’s death and granted solatium of Rs 1 lakh to his family. On Saturday, at around 12.30 hours, the Bharathidasan Engineering College at K Pantharappalli village near Natrampalli was rocked by a blast near the water tank.
Windowpanes in the college building located some distance away and also the college buses were shattered. Trees near the blast site were scorched. Students and staff rushed out in panic.Driver Kamaraj and the three others who were close to the blast site sustained burn injuries and were rushed to the Natrampalli hospital. Unfortunately, Kamaraj died on the way.
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