Hyderabad, Aug 22: At least ten passengers lost lives and 18 injured after a bus fell into a canal in Telangana’s Khammam district in early hours on Monday, informed police.
The accident held close to Nayakangudem when the bus lost control and fell off a bridge on Nagarjuna sagar canal.
The accident took place when bus of a private travel company was going from Hyderabad to Kakinada in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.
As per police, seven persons were killed on the spot while three died in the hospital. All the injured were rushed to government-run hospital in Khammam.
The survivors told the police that the negligence by the driver led to the accident.
According to them, the driver was running the vehicle at a high speed and applied sudden brake on reaching the bridge. The bus overturned and fell into the canal.
There were 31 passengers aboard the bus which had left Hyderabad around 11.30 p.m. on Sunday.
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N. Chandrababu Naidu expressed shock over the accident.
Rao directed officials to ensure best possible treatment to the injured.