Hyderabad : At least nine people including two women and as many children were killed and 25 sustained injuries Wednesday when a bus fell into a rivulet in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district.
Police said the bus, belonging to the state transport corporation, plunged in to 20-feet rivulet from Gundlakamma bridge near Vinukonda town of the district, about 300 km from here.
The driver, who was among the injured, said the front tyre of the bus burst and he lost control of the vehicle.
Seven passengers who were critically injured were rushed to the government hospital at Guntur.
The bus was going from Armoor town in Nizamabad distric to Vinjamoor in Nellore district.
A majority of the victims belong to Prakasam district. Most of them were going to a local fair at Kanigiri in the same district.
Seven people were killed and 85 injured in three separate road accidents in the state Tuesday.
More than 12,000 people were killed in road mishaps in the state last year. According to official figures, as many as 35 lives are lost each day in road accidents in the state.