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Two killed as bus rams into a bike after driver dies of heart attack behind wheel

The bus, which belonged to Loyola Institute of Technology and Management , was brought to a halt by the students who were travelling in the vehicle.

india Updated: Oct 21, 2017 11:31 IST
Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
Road accident,Bus rams into bike,Andhra Pradesh
A bus rammed into a motorcycle killing two persons after driver of the vehicle Mettu Veera Reddy died of heart attack behind the wheel on Friday. (Shutterstock photo for representational purpose only )

A bus rammed into a motorcycle killing two people after 63-year-old driver of the vehicle died of heart attack behind the wheel in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district on Friday evening

The bus, which belonged to Loyola Institute of Technology and Management of Sattenapalli, was on its way from the college to Narsaraopet town carrying more than 50 students.

According to the Guntur police, Mettu Veera Reddy of Narasraopet town was driving the bus to its destination after the college hours in the evening. As the bus reached Chagantivaripalem village of Muppalla block, Reddy suffered a massive heart attack and he lost control of the vehicle.

Within seconds, the bus ran amok and rammed into a motor bike killing two persons on the spot. The deceased were identified as Anakallu Srinivas Reddy (60) and his mother-in-law Srirangamma (75). They were returning from their fields.

The students got panicky and rushed to the wheel only to find the driver collapsed in his seat. With great difficulty, they somehow managed to bring the vehicle under control and apply brakes.

The police said Reddy was employed by the college management to operate its bus after he had retired from the state-run Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC).

The bodies of the deceased were sent to Narsaraopet hospital for post-mortem and a case of unnatural death was registered under Section 174 of Cr PC.

First Published: Oct 21, 2017 09:21 IST