8 died, 20 critically injured as bus overturned in Karnataka


At least 8 people are dead and more than 20 critically injured including students as a bus overturned near Pavagada in Tumkur district of Karnataka.

The incident took place at Palavalli Katte at around 8.30 am when the ill-fated bus hit the divider and overturned. Following which eight people died on the spot and more than 20 persons were injured. It is reported that the cause of the accident is due to the driver’s negligence. On being informed, the Pavagada police reached the spot and are investigating the case.

The injured passengers were immediately rescued and rushed to the Pavagada govt hospital for medical treatment.

The bus was carrying 100, including 40 passengers on top of the bus. The bus driver and conductor are absconding after the accident.

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