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8 died, 40 injured as bus plunges into 100-ft valley near Tirupati


At least eight persons were killed and 40 persons sustained injuries when a bus which they were travelling in plunged into a 100-ft valley on Seshachalam ghat road in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district late on Sunday night, police said. The incident happened at around 10.30 pm at Bhakarapet between Madanapalle and Tirupati, a few kilometre from the pilgrim town of Tirupati. The victims include the driver and others belonging to a group of family and friends.

According to Tirupati (urban) police, around 50 members of a family and their friends from Dharmavaram were going to Tiruchanur, about 5 km from Tirupati town, in a private bus to attend an engagement ceremony of 28-year-old Malishetty Venu, scheduled on Sunday morning.