2 killed, 25 hurt as bus falls into tank

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Vijayawada, Oct 19 (UNI) Two woman were killed and two more feared dead while 25 others sustained injuries, seven of them seriously, when a bus fell into a tank between Tarriagoppula and Butimillipadu of Unguturu mandal in Krishna district this evening.

Police said the accident occurred when the bus carrying a marriage party of 40 persons was on its way to Gannavaram from Manikonda.

The deceased were identified as B Vishnu Priya (16) and K Harati (35).

The driver of the bus lost control over the vehicle while negotiating a curve and veered the steering into the adjacent tank.

The seven seriously injured persons were rushed to Vijayawada government general hospital, while the rest have been admitted to Gannavaram government hospital.

Efforts were on to trace the remaining persons with the help of fire and police personnel.

A crane has been pressed into service from here to lift the bus from the water.

Gannavaram legislator M Venkateswara Rao and Circle Inspector rushed to the spot to oversee the rescue operations.

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