Fifty one people, including several women and children, were killed, and many suffered injuries yesterday morning when a Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) bus plunged into a gorge from the Kondagattu ghat road in Jagtial district. Earlier reports said 40 people were killed.
The death toll rose to 51 as the severely injured passengers died of their injuries at the Jagtial Area Hospital. More than two dozen passengers died on the spot and bodies of seven children have been recovered, reports the Hindu.
The bus, belonging to the Jagtial depot, had more than 60 passengers, who reportedly came to the hillock temple at Kondagattu. It was going from Shanivarampeta village to Jagtial via the Kondagattu ghat road and Muthyampet villages when the accident happened.Eyewitness accounts said the bus was overcrowded.
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