Wednesday , February 21 2018

Private bus falls into river 8 dead, at least 30 injured in Vijayawada

The bus was owned by the Telugu Desam Party MP Diwakar Reddy and MLA JC Prabhakar Reddy’s brother.

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The driver was suspected to be sleepy and his negligence is being seen as the prime cause of the accident.

Vijayawada: 8 people were killed and at least 30 others were injured after a private bus heading to Bhubaneswar from Hyderabad fell into the river near Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh early morning on Tuesday.

10 of the injured are critical conditions, said a report. The bus was owned by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP Diwakar Reddy and MLA JC Prabhakar Reddy’s brother.

The injured have been taken to Nandigama Government Hospital, said reports.

The bus had made a stop at Vijayawada along its 1000-kilometre journey, where a new driver took over. It overran a bridge divider and jumped through the gap between the two lanes into the river in Mullapadu around 5:30 am, said reports.

The injured have been taken to Nandigama Government Hospital. At least 10 are apparently critical.

The bus which was to cover over a 1,000 km to from Odisha to Telangana had made the stop in Vijayawada where a new driver took over.

The bus reportedly overran a bridge divider and jumped through the gap between the two lanes into a river in Mullapadu around 5.30 am.

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Gas cutters were used to rescue all the passengers.

The driver was suspected to be sleepy and his negligence is being seen as the prime cause of this accident, said reports.

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