Gundlupet: A bus from West Bengal, carrying 66 passengers and en route to Ooty via Bandipur, met with an unfortunate accident on Tuesday night, causing significant injuries to more than 30 passengers. The incident occurred near Melukamanahalli within the Bandipur sanctuary area in the taluk of Gundlupet.
The bus, which was on its way to Ooty, was loaded with a total of 66 passengers, including men, women, and children. The journey was planned to pass through the scenic Bandipur sanctuary, offering travelers an opportunity to appreciate the natural beauty and wildlife of the region.
However, as the bus approached a sharp turn on the highway, disaster struck when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The driver’s inability to navigate the turn resulted in the bus overturning, causing chaos and panic among the passengers.
In the wake of the accident, emergency services were dispatched to the scene to provide assistance and medical attention to the injured passengers. The incident left around 35 passengers with injuries, including those to their hands, legs, and heads. Local residents and bystanders also rushed to aid the injured passengers, providing first aid and comfort.
The injured passengers were soon transported to nearby medical facilities and hospitals to receive proper medical care and treatment. The severity of the injuries ranged from minor bruises and cuts to more significant injuries, requiring further medical evaluation.
Local authorities and law enforcement were deployed to manage the situation, assist in the rescue efforts, and investigate the cause of the accident. Officials initiated an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the driver’s loss of control and the subsequent overturning of the bus. Road safety measures and adherence to traffic regulations were also evaluated as part of the investigation.
The accident was a harrowing experience for all the passengers on board, who were on a journey to enjoy the natural beauty and picturesque landscapes of the region. Such accidents serve as a stark reminder of the importance of road safety and the need for caution when navigating challenging terrain, especially in hilly and wildlife-rich areas like Bandipur. Local authorities and transportation agencies are expected to take necessary actions to prevent such incidents and ensure the safety of travelers in the region.