Bus topples into gorge; driver, passengers injured

5:31 PM, Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Bus Accident ChervathurKasargod : Several passengers were injured as the bus plying from Kayyur to Kanhangad toppled and fell off the road near Cheruvathur on August 29, Friday.

It is learnt that, in order to make a way for another moving bus, the driver of the former moved the bus towards the edge and lost control over the vehicle. As the result, bus rolled down about 25 ft off the steep edge of the road.

The driver of the bus Venu, cleaner Shyamkumar and three passengers sustained serious injuries, while around 30 passengers sustained minor injuries and have been admitted to a private hospital in Nileshwar.

Other passengers identified as Narayana, three-year-old Nanmaya, Krishnan and Raju who sustained serious injuries, were taken to Kanhangad government hospital.

A case has been registered at Chandera police station.

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