Telangana bus accident: Bus falls into gorge, at least 50 dead

ANIMESH SRIVASTAVA 11/09/2018 17:05 PM


New Delhi, Sep 11: In a tragic accident, nearly 50 people lost their lives and many were injured when a state-owned bus fell into a gorge on Tuesday in Jagtial district of Telangana. The accident happened on the Kondagattu Ghat Road.

A bus of Telangana State Road Transport Corp (TSRTC) slipped off when it was returning from Anjaneya Swamy Temple which is on top of Kondagattu hills. There were more than 60 passengers in the bus and a rescue operation was launched and the injured were shifted by senior hospitals in various hospitals in  Jagtial, Karimnagar, and Hyderabad.

Chief Minister of Telangana, K Chandrashekhar Rao has announced an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh for the family of deceased.

The number of deceased can go up as some injured are in critical condition.

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