Five pilgrims burnt alive in a cylinder blast in a bus
August 30, 2014 - Hyderabad
Five persons were killed and another six were seriously injured with burns when an overloaded bus from West Bengal with 80 passengers caught flams following a cooking gas cylinder blast at Tiruppullani. The bus was gutted to ashes in the accident.
The bus is heading to Kanyakumari when the incident took place on Saturday night. The passengers hails from Hooghly and Midnapore districts, had left West Bengal on August 22. The driver who noticed the flames alerted the passengers to step down. He had helped several passengers to get down from the bus but 11 pilgrims were stranded there.
The deceased are identified are Viswanath Dass (68) Viswanath Mandal (78), Gopal (70), Durga Sinide (50) and Malathi Nayaki (60) were killed, while six others who were injured had been admitted to the government hospital where the condition of two persons is stated to be serious.