Volvo Bus accident claims five lives, 28 injured
January 20, 2014 - Nellore
A Volvo bus that is on its way to Bangalore from Nellore went out of control and hit a median near Hoskote near Bangalore on Monday morning killing five passengers and leaving another 28 with injuries including a pregnant woman and a six year old boy.
The victims were identified as Anusha, Manas Kumar, Vijay Kumar software engineer in Wipro, Ch. Prasad, software engineer form Hewlett Packard and Pradeep Kumar. All the victims hailed form Nellore.
The Volvo bus belongs to Rajesh Travels and all the 52 passengers are returning after spending Makara Sankranti festival.
High speed is said to be cause of accident
The driver driving the bus at a speed of 90 kmph when he lost control over the bus that rammed into a diver, near MVJ Hospital, two kilometres from Hoskote and hurtled on the service road and fell on its side. Passers-by shifted the injured to the hospital.
Police sources said that there are two drivers on the bus and the driver was also not intoxicated. The police are waiting for the driver to be discharged from Hospital to get full information on the incident.