Relief duty driver J.,takes the bust into a George: 10 injured in Panji Kallu

6:40 PM, Friday, December 16th, 2011

Bus AccidentBantwal: Whenever a bus falls into a gorge or roadside pit, or a lake or river from a bridge, the driver says he lost control as if he is now to the job.

Whether he was drunk or dreaming, is never found out. If there is guilt behind the accident, the driver runs away.

Janardhana, a relief driver, who drove a bus full of women and children, into a ten-feet deep gorge by the roadside, at Neerpalke in Panjikallu village of Bantwal taluk on Thursday evening (Dec 15) went missing, or fled the scene of chaos.

Local people hearing the screams helped in transporting 10 seriously injured persons and also those who were in shock and trauma. The injured are in a Government hospital in Bantwal, while many others were given first aid immediately.

Bantwal, while many others were given first aid immediately.

Bantwal rural police registered a case against the private bus owner and the missing driver.

Two women are admitted to Government hospital but some others were taken to Mangalore for advanced treatment. The bus was going towards BC Road.

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