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APSRTC Bus dashed palm oil tanker, 10 injured

APSRTC Bus dashed palm oil tanker, 10 injured
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An APSRTC Bus travelling from Chittoor to Rajahmundry hit a pal oil tanker in front of it before diverting onto the road margin and takes a halt by...

Singarayakonda: An APSRTC Bus travelling from Chittoor to Rajahmundry hit a pal oil tanker in front of it before diverting onto the road margin and takes a halt by colliding trees, on the early hours of the Sunday.

The police shift the driver, who broken his legs and other passengers who suffered minor injuries to Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences in Ongole.

According to the Singarayakonda police and N Kiran Kumar, Chittoor 2 depot manager, the super luxury bus with registration number AP03Z0159 and service number 5402, started its journey from Chittoor to Rajahmundry on Saturday evening 07.00PM.

There are 36 passengers and two drivers on board the bus. After taking a tea break at Nellore around 01.00AM, the bus proceeded to Ongole, but hit a palm oil lorry in front of it at around 02.30AM at Bellam Kondaiah factory near Mulaguntapadu village, and immediately the driver managed to pull the vehicle onto left side and the bus stopped after it collided with the trees and fencing on the road margin.

The witnesses complained that the sleepiness of the driver Venkatesh is the reason for the accident. The police and locals shifted the driver and injured 10 passengers to RIMS Ongole in the national highway ambulance.

The doctors admitted the legs broken Venkatesh and sent away the passengers to home after first aid. After receiving a request from the Chittoor 2 depot manager, the Kandukur depot manager arranged a bus to shift the passengers to Ongole, and then sent them to destinations in a super luxury bus.

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