A bus belonging to the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) tipped over near Hyderabad's Moazzam Jahi Market at around 4 am on Wednesday after meeting with an accident.
The Begum Bazar police said that the bus belonged to the Adilabad depot of the TSRTC and had tipped over after a sand lorry coming from the road leading to Koti collided with it. Around five passengers suffered mild injuries and were given first-aid after the accident at the state-run Osmania General Hospital (OGH). No serious injuries were reported.
#HYDTPinfo An RTC Bus and a lorry collided due to which the bus has fallen on road at MJ Market at 4 am. One person in the bus got injured. HTP and L & O police removed the vehicles from the road and now traffic is running smoothly @AddlCPTrHyd pic.twitter.com/y0l37aaZAbâ€” Hyderabad Traffic Police (@HYDTP) July 3, 2019
Speaking to TNM, Goshamahal Traffic Police Inspector K Venkateshwar said, "As soon as we were informed about the incident, we deployed a crane to lift the vehicle and clear it from the road. We ensured that we did that in the early hours of Wednesday itself, to avoid a traffic jam. We shifted the bus to the police station."
The bus has since been released to the TSRTC after formalities were completed. A case has been registered against the lorry driver and he has been detained by the police.
Just a day earlier, one person was killed and traffic came to a standstill for several hours on the Gachibowli-Tolichowki stretch in Hyderabad after a huge crane engaged in the construction of the Shaikpet flyover, collapsed.
According to the police, the crane broke down and overturned while lifting a girder at around 3 am on Tuesday. The crane operator, 45-year-old Gurpreet Singh hailing from Punjab, died in the mishap.
In May, traffic movement was disrupted in Hyderabad after a truck loaded with cartons of beer bottles turned turtle near Begumpet.
Authorities said that the incident occurred after the lorry crossed Hyderabad Public School and was headed towards Paradise junction. First aid was also provided to commuters who suffered minor injuries as they skid after trying to avoid the truck that was falling over.