Arafat Hasan: At least 52 people died and several others injured after a Telangana bus fell from a narrow road into a gorge in Telangana’s Jagyat district yesterday morning.
However, rescuers have warned that the actual toll is not yet clear.
The bus belonging to Jagtyal depot of the state-owned road transport corporation was on the way to Kondagattu carrying 62 pilgrims, when the accident occurred.
The victims were on their way to a hill top shrine. The shrine temple, dedicated to Sri Anjaneya Swamy, has recently been witnessing a huge rush of pilgrims.
According to reports, the bus overturned four times before it fell into the gorge. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has expressed grief over the incident, and directed officials to provide better medicare to those injured.
Meanwhile, the government has announced Rs 5 lakh of compensation for the next of kin of those who have lost lives in the accident.