The bus driver was trying to overtake another vehicle. The thick fog affected visibility and led to the accident.

Five killed and several injured in Mysuru after KSRTC bus and lorry collideImage: KSRTC bus and the lorry
news Accident Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 17:47

Five persons were killed and several others injured after a Karnataka KSRTC bus and a lorry collided at Madhugirikoppa of Hunsur taluk in Mysuru on Wednesday morning.

Kannada news channel TV9 reported that the bus was coming from Virajpete.

The KSRTC bus driver, conductor and 3 people were died on the spot.  Fifteen others who were injured are reported to be critical. They have been taken to KR hospital in Mysuru city.

Mysuru SP Ravi Channanavar said that the bus was trying to overtake another vehicle when it rammed in to the lorry. The police added that the visibility was less as there was thick fog in the area at the time of the accident.

Channanavar said that a case has been registered at the Hunsur rural police station.

He also said that the bus driver Devaraj and KSRTC conductor Sadashiv were among the dead. While two of the deceased passengers were identified, the third casualty is yet to be identified 

 

 

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