Police officials at the Pandavapura Police station have filed an FIR and are investigating whether there was negligence on the part of the driver.

Hundreds turnout for cremation of 30 persons who died in Mandya bus tragedyFile image
news Death Monday, November 26, 2018 - 10:03

The bodies of 30 passengers who died after a bus plunged into a canal near near Kanaganamaradi in Pandavapura taluk of Mandya district were cremated on Sunday.

Eight bodies were cremated at Wade Samudra, three others at Chikka Koppalu and the remaining were cremated in other places in Pandavapura, as per The Hindu

Those cremated at Wade Samudra were Kariyappa and his grandson Prashanth, Ratnamma and her daughter Shashikala, Kamalamma, Pavitra, Chikkaiah and Ravikumar, as per The New Indian Express.

Kariyappa and Prashanth had got on the same bus coincidentally and the trip proved to be fateful for both.  

Hundreds of residents of Kanaganamaradi and nearby villages gathered to pay their respects during the cremation.

Four people on the bus survived the tragedy - Girish, 10-year-old Rohit, Shivanna, the bus driver and the bus conductor. 

Police officials at the Pandavapura Police station have filed  an FIR and are investigating whether there was negligence on the part of the driver. 

The bus, which was taking a right turn, toppled into the canal while travelling at 40-50 kmph at around 12 pm on Saturday.

Thousands of people made a beeline for the accident spot as news of the bus falling in the canal spread like wildfire through the district. Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, who was in Mandya at the time, cancelled his engagements and rushed to the spot. 

Kumaraswamy announced a compensation of Rs. 5 lakh for the  families of the victims. . 

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