Bantwal: As many as 50 passengers suffered injuries when two buses collided, while one turned turtle, at Kalpane near Benjanapadau here. Condition of four passengers is said to be critical.
According to the reports, a service bus which was travelling towards Polali rammed into another bus, which was returning from a marriage ceremony. As a result, the bus returning from marriage turned turtle. The service bus went on to hit a lamp post and then fell into a ditch on the roadside.
The Bantwal Traffic Police informed that, out of 54 passengers, 12 were shifted to Bantwal Government Hospital, seven to Somayaji Hospital, B C Road, 19 to Father Muller Hospital, Thumbay and 15 to Father Muller Hospital, Kankanady.
“Four persons identified as Mohan Singh, Gurupura-Kaikamba residents Chandrashekhar and Kamalaksha and Permude resident Leelavathi have been severely injured”, said the police.
The sources said that the bus returning from marriage was carrying family members of the bride from Bajpe, whose marriage took place at Sparsha Kala Mandir of B C Road.
Although the exact reason for this accident is not known, people believe that rash and careless driving of the service bus driver caused the mishap.
Meanwhile, the service bus driver has nabbed. Reports suggest that out of 54 passengers on the marriage bus, several of them have returned from the hospitals, where they were treated.