Hyderabad, May 29 : At least seven people were killed and 15 others injured, three of them critically when a TSRTC bus was hit by a lorry near Chamjerla under Manakonduru Mandal of Karimnagar district this morning. The victims were traveling in the bus which was on its way from Huzurabad to Karimnagar. The lorry hit a motorcyclist also.
According to reports, the injured have been rushed to government hospital at Karimnagar. Of the 20 injured, several were in a critical stage. It is learnt that some 40 passengers were in the bus at the time of the accident. The lorry driver and cleaner were also injured in the mishap.
Finance Minister Etela Rajendar rushed to the spot and supervised relief operations. Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao expressed his shock over the ghastly incident and ordered the district administration to provide best medicare to the injured.
This is the second ghastly accident involving a TSRTC in the last two days. On May 26, at least 10 people were killed and 20 injured when a TSRTC bus hit a lorry, which later collided with a container and a Qualis. In a message, the Chief Minister conveyed his condolences to the families of those who died in the accident