Tuesday, 23 July 2013

40 feared dead as KSRTC bus plunges into lake near Belur

More than 40 people are feared to have died and 35 others escaped with injuries after a Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus fell into Vishnusamudra lake near Belur on Tuesday morning.

The bus carrying around 75 passengers, most of them students, was on its way to Belur from Sakaleshpur. The bus fell into the lake when the bus driver tried to negotiate a narrow road alongside the waterbody.

Senior officials, including Superintendent of police Ravi Chennannavar and Deputy Commissioner Anbu Kumar, rushed to the spot to supervise rescue operations.

Mr. Anbu Kumar said seven bodies have been recovered so far. The injured have been taken to Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences (HIMS) for treatment.

Earlier, cranes, fire and emergency service personnel and police pulled the bus out of the lake.

Tuesday 23 July 2013



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