One of the two men, who were injured after a giant signboard collapsed and fell on them on arterial Mount road in Chennai, died in Royapettah Government Hospital in the city on Monday.
AS per reports, the deceased has been identified as Shanmuga Sundaram, who was on a two-wheeler, when the accident occurred.
The collapse took place near Kathipara flyover here this afternoon when an MTC bus hit a pole carrying the signboard.
Passengers of the government bus had a narrow escape after the signboard fell on the vehicle. The windscreen of the bus was completely damaged in the impact, a police official told PTI.
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Shanmuga Sundaram was heading towards Saidapet, while the other injured person was walking along the side of the road, the official said. The injured were immediately rushed to the government hospital in Royapettah.
Preliminary inquiry revealed that the driver of the government bus while negotiating a curve lost control of the vehicle and hit the pillar carrying the board. Later, essential service workers were called in to remove the signboard using earth movers, they added.
(With inputs from PTI)