10 Killed and 19 Injured as Bus Falls in Canal
10 passengers killed and 19 people were injured after a bus fell from a bridge into a canal at Nayakangudem in Khammam district in Telangana on wee hours of Monday.
Preliminary inquiry revealed that the bus driver who was on its way from Hyderabad to Kakinada via Khammam was in very high speed. He lost his control and the bus fell into the canal, the police department said.
“Seven persons were killed on the spot while three were died in the hospital. All the injured were admitted to government-run hospital in Khammam,” he added.
The survivors told the police that the negligence by the driver led to the accident.
According to them, the driver was running the vehicle at a high speed and applied sudden brake on reaching the bridge. The bus overturned and fell into the canal. There were 31 passengers aboard the bus which had left Hyderabad around 11.30 p.m. on Sunday.
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N. Chandrababu Naidu expressed shock over the accident.
Chief Minister of Telangana K. Chandrasekhar Rao directed officials to ensure best possible treatment to the injured.