The bus was travelling from Hyderabad to Kakinada.

At least 8 dead as bus falls into canal in Telangana
news Accident Monday, August 22, 2016 - 07:29

At least eight people were killed on Monday when a bus with 31 passengers fell off a bridge into a canal near Khammam in Telangana. Twenty people have suffered injuries. 

The accident occurred at Khammam Paleru bridge in Kusumanchi mandal, Nanakramgudem, where the bus fell into Nagarjunasagar left infall canal.  

The mishap took place at 2:37 am, while the bus was travelling from Hyderabad to Kakinada.

The driver apparently lost control of the vehicle, which was the reason for the accident.

While 17 of the injured have been shifted to DGH-Khammam hospital, three have been taken to Bhavani hospital. 

Dr C. Laxma Reddy, Hon'ble minister for Health, Medical and Family welfare is keeping a tab on the situation and has instructed the medical crew to give best possible treatment to the victims.

Rescue operations are going on.

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