7 killed after KSRTC bus falls off bridge

Eight people were killed and 20 others were injured in a ghastly accident on highway number 75 Shantigram village Hassan district in the wee hours of Saturday morning. DH

However, a press release issued by the KSRTC in Bengaluru said that as per the tracking and monitoring system records, the speed of the bus was 59 km/hr at the time of the accident.

Thirteen people were killed and more than 20 others were injured in three road mishaps in Karnataka on Saturday. The victims included the driver and conductor of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus and five passengers as it was going from Bengaluru to Dharmasthala in Dakshina Kannada district on the west coast, about 320km away.

"In the coming days, major depots of all the divisions of the KSRTC will have one such ambulance".

The bus ambulance is the outcome of a memorandum of understanding with the Golden Hour Trust for procuring first aid kits for the buses.

State-owned Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is introducing bus ambulances equipped with emergency medical facilities in order to reduce the mortality rate in accidents. KSRTC officials said accident occurred at 3:30am when the driver of the bus lost control over the vehicle and it fell into the pond. "Unfortunately, the number of deaths has remained in the range of 300-350".



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