10 drowned, 19 injured as bus plunges into a open well

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Belgaum, Sep 15 (UNI) As many as 10 people were killed and 19 others injured when a Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus, carrying them, plunged into a well at Athani taluk here this morning.

Police said 10 bodies were recovered so far.

Most of the victims were school children, who were returning home in Kirangi village after performing Ganesha Pooje in their school, when the driver lost control when the mishap occurred.

In all about 45 people were travelling in the bus and some of them swam to safety.

The ill fated bus was removed by using Two cranes.

The injured were admitted to various hospitals.

Rescue operation still continuing when last report came.

The bus was proceeding to Kirangi from Athani when the accident occurred, the police added.


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