Two killed, 20 students hurt as bus rams truck

Hyderabad: Driver and cleaner of a private bus were killed and 20 others injured when the vehicle carrying students of Kerala’sA�Al-ShifaA�PharmaceuticalA�CollegeA�rammed a stationary heavy vehicle on the national highway at Macharam village under Jadcharla mandal of Mahbubnagar district on Tuesday.

Some 28 students belonging toA�Al-ShifaA�PharmaceuticalA�CollegeA�in Perunthal Manna in Malakpura district of Kerala, along with three tutors, were coming toA�HyderabadA�on a study tour. The bus left Kerala on Monday evening and was about to reachA�HyderabadA�on Tuesday afternoon. The driver reportedly lost control over the vehicle when he tried to save an old woman on the road and hit a heavy container which was parked on the roadside.

The injured have been shifted to hospital and all of them are out of danger, it is learnt.

-NSS

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