In a tragic incident, 57 people have been killed of which six were children after a bus carrying 70 people fell into a valley in Telangana’s Jagtial district on Tuesday. The bus carrying pilgrims who visited a temple skidded off the ghat road near Shanivarapet village while returning from Kondagattu to Jagtial and fell into the valley resulting in the accident, officials said. As per authorities the reason for the accident was a break failure.
Jagtial District Collector A Sharat, who is supervising the relief and rescue work, told, “The incident happened between 11.45 am and noon,”
A financial assistance of Rs. 5 lakh each to the families of the dead has been announced by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
The injured were rushed to a government-run hospital in Jagtial and those critically injured were shifted to hospitals in Karimnagar and Hyderabad.
(Fetaured image: Hindustan Times)