At Least 28 Killed As Bus Falls In Canal In Karnataka’s Mandya district, Driver Conductor flee by Swimming

 

At least 28 passengers, including four kids, were killed on Saturday afternoon after a bus plunged into a canal in Karnataka’s Mandya district.

The bus carrying 35 passengers got completely submerged in the 12-feet deep water body. Some locals jumped in to rescue the victims, but found it tough to pull out those stuck inside. Officials said that the toll is likely to rise further and several more have suffered serious injuries.

according to the officials A boy who jumped out of the bus is the only survivor.

The incident occurred after the vehicle fell into VC canal of the Cauvery river near Kanakanamaradi of Pandavapura taluk. The bus, which was headed towards Mandya city from Pandavapura, had several school kids in it as they had a half-day on Saturday, locals said.

Speaking to reporters at Mangaluru Airport Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister Dr G Parameshwara said 28 persons drowned to death in bus tragedy and driver has fled the scene. He also said that he will be visiting the spot tomorrow and inquiry will be ordered.

CM HD Kumaraswamy burst into tears after seeing deceased bodies in Kanaganamaradi. He has announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to the families of the deceased.
According to eyewitnesses, the bus was going at a high speed and the driver lost control when he had to take a right turn, leading to the accident. They told Indiamoods.com that the driver and the conductor swam out of the canal and fled after the accident.

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