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Toll in Telangana bus tragedy mounts to 61

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

The death toll in Tuesday's bus tragedy in Telangana rose to 61 with three passengers succumbing to their injuries on Wednesday.

As many as 58 people were killed when an overcrowded bus of state-owned (TSRTC) plunged into a gorge near Kondagattu in district, about 190 km from Hyderabad, on Tuesday.

Two injured succumbed at a hospital in on Wednesday night. One person succumbed earlier in the day.

According to officials, 40 injured were still undergoing treatment at various hospitals in Jagtial, and

The bus, carrying 101 passengers, fell into the gorge when the lost control at a speed breaker. Brake failure is suspected to be the cause of what is believed to be the worst-ever bus accident in the country.

The has suspended of depot for alleged negligence and ordered a thorough probe.

Meanwhile, a on Wednesday approached State Human Rights Commission, seeking direction to police to book cases of culpable homicide against the officials whose negligence led to the accident.

Arun Kumar, a lawyer, also sought Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia each for the families of the dead.



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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 23:44 IST