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Bus falls into canal near Mandya in Karnataka; 25 killed

Deputy CM Dr. G Parameshwara said, "25 people have died. I believe the driver was not driving properly, I will find out, take some more inputs."

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 24 Nov 2018 9:11 AM GMT

Bus falls into canal near Mandya in Karnataka; 25 killed
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Mandya: At least 25 people were dead after a private bus plunged into a VC Canal at Pandavapura near Mandya on Saturday.

Many people are injured and have been hospitalised.

The mishap took place at Kanaganamaradi village when bus was en-route to Mandya city. Several school children also lost their lives in the incident. The bus was ferrying over 30 people when it plunged into a canal.

Visuals from the site of the accident showed locals using roped to try and pull the bus out from the water body in the middle of what appears to be a field.

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Deputy CM Dr. G Parameshwara said, "25 people have died. I believe the driver was not driving properly, I will find out, take some more inputs."

Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy expressed shock over the incident and directed Minister CS Puttaraju and the District Collector to oversee rescue operations.

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It is to be mentioned that Chief Minister has cancelled scheduled programmes after he received the tragic news. He will be visiting the accident spot.

Also, he has directed to postpone the state film award ceremony scheduled for this evening.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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