Suryapet: 25 hurt as bus overturns near Durajpally
As many as 25 passengers injured when a private bus they were travelling in overturned when the driver of the bus tried to avoid crashing into a lorry.
Chivemla (Suryapet): As many as 25 passengers injured when a private bus they were travelling in overturned when the driver of the bus tried to avoid crashing into a lorry. Th incident took place at Durajpally bus stage of Chivemla mandal in the district on Thursday early hours.
According to sources, the Hyderabad-bound bus of Diwakar Travels with 49 passengers on board started from Visakhapatnam on Wednesday evening. When the bus reached Durajpally bus stage, a lorry took sudden turn towards Nedercherla-Durajpally road on Vijayawada-Hyderabad highway.
While trying to avoid crashing into the lorry, the bus driver rammed the bus into bushes located on roadside and due to the impact, the bus overturned.
In this road mishap, as many as 25 passengers of the bus suffered injuries while two of them suffered critical injuries.
After receiving information, the police rushed to the spot and shifted the injured to Area Hospital in Suryapet for treatment. Suryapet DSP Nageshwar Rao visited the spot and enquired about the incident from passengers and police officials.
Police with the help of crane brought the bus from the roadside pit. From reliable sources, it came to known that that over capacity of passengers along with luggage in dickey of the bus had led to overturning of the bus.