Bus crash in Andhra Pradesh, India – 12 spot dead 25 injured
7 January 2015, Nirapad News : In India’s Andhra Pradesh, 12 passengers died on the spot and at least 25 others were injured when a bus fell into a gorge and turned upside down in Anantpura district this morning, police said.
The number of victims is likely to go up further. State Road Transport Minister S. Raghava Rao said rescue and relief personnel have been rushed to the site and exact number of persons affected is yet to be ascertained as about 50 people were travelling in the bus when the incident took place.
Around 10 passengers, most of them students, sustained serious injuries and are being shifted to Hindupur and Bengaluru hospitals.
Local police said the state-owned Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) bus, which was going to Penukonda from Madakasira slipped into the ravine while trying to give way to an auto-rickshaw coming from the opposite direction.
The road was narrowed down due to the ongoing road widening works, police added.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has directed three ministers including Road Transport Minister S Raghava Rao to rush to the site to monitor the rescue operation.