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Rajulapudi Srinivas

Nine killed, 22 injured as APSRTC bus falls in rivulet

Nine passengers were killed when an APSRTC bus fell in a rivulet, near Jangareddygudem in West Godavari district. Photo: Special Arrangement

Nine passengers, five women and four men, were killed when an Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) bus fell in a rivulet near Jangareddygudem in West Godavari district on Wednesday.

The bus, coming from Velerupadu to Jangareddygudem, had about 47 passengers, district Superintendent of Police (SP) Rahul Dev Sharma stated.

The accident occurred when the driver took a turn, hit the railing and fell into the Jalleru rivulet, in which about five-foot water was flowing . The injured were taken to the Jangareddygudem Government Hospital and the condition of two was stated to be critical.

“The exact cause of the accident is not known immediately as the driver is among the dead,” Mr. Sharma said.

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