Five killed in a tragic road accident at Vijayawada
January 15, 2013 - Vijaywada
In a tragic road accident at Vijayawada, five persons sleeping on a footpath were run over by a private bus. The driver of the Visakhapatnam bound bus from Hyderabad lost control and ran over a footpath after hitting a divider. The incident happened at the midnight near the Benj circle in Vijayawada.
According to sources, the bus belongs to the private carrier SVR travels. The driver tried to overtake a two-wheeler and lost control of the bus which hit a divider. Five persons sleeping on the footpath nearby died on the spot. Forty two passengers are said to be travelling in the bus and 12 of them are severely injured. The 108 ambulance service has shifted the injured to the Vijayawada government hospital.
MLA Yelamanchili Ravi and Vishnuvardhan reached the hospital and consoled the victims. District collector Buddha Prasad, Commissioner of Police Madhusudhan Reddy also consoled the victims. Speaking to press, the Collector said that the people who died are homeless and were sleeping on the footpath.