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Karnataka bus suspends between highway and divider, 8 passengers escape deadly accident. Watch

ByVrinda Jain
May 22, 2024 08:44 AM IST

Eight persons had minor injuries. Although the accident led to a significant traffic jam for approximately an hour, the police swiftly assisted everyone

On May 18, a catastrophic accident unfolded on the Bengaluru-Tumakuru highway involving a Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus. The bus veered off the highway, plummeting into the road divider near the Madanayakanahalli bridge, a location close to Nelamangala, as per reports.

Snapshot of the bus hanging mid-air. (Instagram/@bengaluru__sanchari)
Snapshot of the bus hanging mid-air. (Instagram/@bengaluru__sanchari)

According to The Indian Express, eight persons, including the bus conductor and driver, had minor injuries. Although the accident led to a significant traffic jam for approximately an hour, the police swiftly assisted everyone in getting off the bus safely.

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The police told the New Indian Express that the driver made a right turn on the highway at 11 am, lost control, and struck the divider. The public then swiftly called the police to handle the situation. (Also Read: Haryana bus accident: FIR says 'drunk' driver ignored children's pleas to slow down; 10 points)

Now, a video showcasing the scene at the highway was shared on social media. The bone chilling video shows the bus hanging mid-air between the highway and the divider.

Watch the video here:

Earlier, a bus going on Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway near Haryana's Nuh district caught fire. Nine people were killed in the accident and several others were injured.

According to reports, the event happened while the bus was transporting devotees from Mathura, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, to Chandigarh. There were about sixty individuals on board, all pilgrims from Chandigarh, Ludhiana, and Hoshiarpur, as per the police. The cause of the fire remains unknown. (Also Read: Punjab accident: 17 injured as bus hits tractor-trailer in Abohar)

Additionally, the police shared that their team and the assistance of the local community managed to put out the fire in less than an hour.

Aftab Ahmed, the Nuh MLA, expressed sorrow over the tragedy and reported that a number of individuals, including women, children, and the elderly, had been hurt.

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