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Bus collides with truck in Bengaluru; 13 passengers injured

A KSRTC bus collided with a moving cement mixer truck leaving the driver severely injured. Over 13 people escaped with minor injuries. The incident occurred near Jakkur aerodrome on Monday.

Bus collides with truck in Bengaluru; 13 passengers injured
Bengaluru, First Published May 29, 2019, 3:50 PM IST
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Bengaluru:  Over 13 people sustained minor injuries after a KSRTC bus rammed into a cement mixer truck near Jakkur aerodrome in Yelahanka on Monday night.

The bus was headed to Kempegowda Bus Station from Anantapur. The accident took place at around 1am on Monday when the KSRTC bus rammed into the rear end of the moving truck. Due to the impact of the collision, the front portion of the KSRTC bus suffered major damage. The bus driver sustained severe injuries, while several passengers survived with minor injuries.

The bus driver has been identified as Nanda Kumar (32). He sustained multiple fractures and was rushed to a private hospital where he received treatment. He was later discharged.

The passengers were taken to Yelahanka Government Hospital by passers-by to receive first-aid treatment.

Based on a complaint filed by a passenger, the Yelahanka Traffic Police have registered a case against Nanda Kumar and the truck driver.

A similar incident took place on April 20 in Agra. Seven people were killed, leaving 40 injured when a speeding bus rammed into the rear end of a truck carrying tiles at around 10:45pm. All the victims were immediately rushed to Saifai Medical College where they underwent treatment. Due to the impact of the collision, a quarter of the bus turned into scrap metal.

According to the police, the bus driver fell asleep on the steering wheel and lost control of the bus. The constables broke open the windows of the AC bus with a rifle butt to release the smoke and to rescue passengers. Later, more police arrived to retrieve bodies from the bus.

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