6 Killed as Bus and Lorry Catch Fire After Collision in Telangana

A private bus carrying six passengers caught fire following a collision with a tipper at Evurivaripalem Donka near Chilakaluripet in the early hours of Wednesday,

Police report that four men, including the bus and truck drivers, a woman, and a minor girl died. 42 passengers were on board, returning to Hyderabad after exercising their franchise on Monday.

More than 30 injured passengers were treated at a hospital. U Kasi (65), U Lakshmi (55), her grandchild M Khyati Saishri (8), tanker driver Hari Singh (39), SK Mastan Sharif (47), and D Srinivasa Rao (54), have been identified as the deceased. Those who died were all natives of Bapatla.

Immediately after the incident was reported to authorities, ambulances and fire tenders were dispatched a police official stated. First aid was administered at the Chilakaluripet government hospital before the injured were transferred to the Guntur government hospital.

Cause of the Accident According to police, the accident was caused by the bus driver's rash driving. There has been a complaint filed, and an investigation is currently underway. BJP chief D Purandeswari and Governor S Abdul Nazeer visited the bereaved families to express their condolences.

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