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Tumkur bus accident: 8 dead, 20 critically injured in Tumkur as bus overturns

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Bengaluru, Mar 19: Eight dead and more than 20 critically injured including students as a bus overturned near Pavagada in Tumkur district, Tumkur Police told news agency ANI.

Karnataka: 8 dead, 20 critically injured in Tumkur as bus overturns

The incident occurred at Palavalli Katte around 8.30 am when the speeding overturned after hitting the divider. It is reported that the cause of the accident is due to the driver's negligence. Pavagada police are investigating the case.

Going by the TV reports, the bus was carrying 100, including 40 on top of the bus. The bus driver and conductor are absconding after the accident.

Expressing grief over the incident, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu in a tweet said, "Deeply anguished to hear about the loss of lives in a bus accident in Tumkur, Karnataka. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. Prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured."

The injured have been rushed to Pavagada government hospital.

The Pavagada cops are investigating the case.

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