Vijayawada: 10 Dead, Many Injured As Bus Falls into Canal

Nandigama: A private bus plunged into a canal in wee hours of Tuesday near Vijayawada causing death of 10 persons with more than 30 people injured.

Diwakar Travles, a private bus heading from Bhuvaneswar to Hyderabad met with this mishap due to driver’s drowsyness since it was very early in the morning. Bus which was heading towards Hyderabad had a stop at Vijayawada in early hours for the changeover of the driver.

Mishap occurred in early hours of Tuesday around 5.30 am. The injured were rushed to hospital in. Early Nangigams, Jaggaiagpeta and Vijayawada. Deputy CM Chinarajappa instructed Krishna district police to undertake rescue operation s on an emergency basis.

Front portion of bus was smashed and many passengers were  trapped inside, police had to use cutters to rescue them.

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