KSRTC bus falls into pond in Karekere, 7 dead and 10 wounded


BENGALURU: Nearly eight people lost their lives and 10 others wounded on Saturday when a KSRTC bus KA01F8513 plunged into a road side pond in Karekere in Hassan district.

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As per KSRTC officials, mishap happened at 3:30am when the bus driver lost control and it led to accident.  The wounded people were taken to the nearby hospital for treatment.

The reports stated that KSRTC bus was going from Bengaluru to Dharmastala and it was carrying 43 passengers at the time of mishap. It left Bengaluru at 11:44pm on Friday.

The reason of mishap is not known yet.

The cop and ambulance rushed to the area after nearby natives caution them about the matter.

Superintendent of Police R.K.Shahapurwad affirmed that 7 lost their lives in the mishap. The deceased have been found as Diana (22) from Mangaluru, Bijo (25) from Belthangadi, Gangadhar N. (30) from Bengaluru, bus driver Lakshman, bus conductor Shivappa Chalavadi.

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The investigation is in process by the officials. The mishap occurred near Shantigrama Police Station.