One person dies as bus falls 50 feet off bridge over 20 injured
news Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 18:20

One person has died and over 20 were injured in Mandya district after a KSRTC bus fell off a bridge and into a stream.

The bus, which is owned by the state road transport corporation, was en route to Bengaluru from Hassan on Thursday. According to preliminary information, the tyre burst near Maddur town, causing the bus to fall off the bridge and plunge 50 feet into a water channel. The accident occurred around 12.40 pm.

According to KSRTC officials, 39 people were travelling in the bus. The deceased is said to be HM Ramakrishna (46). Rescue operations are on, and a crane has been despatched to the accident site. Officials say the exact cause of the accident will only be known after conducting a thorough examination of the vehicle. 

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