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34 killed as bus plunges into valley in Telangana

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

At least 34 passengers, most of them women, were killed and several injured after a state-run bus plunged into a valley in Telangana's district Tuesday, police said.

Around 50 people were travelling in the State Road Transport Corporation bus when it skidded off a ghat road near Shanivarapet village, about 200 km from

Most of the victims were women, police said, adding, the injured had been rushed to hospitals in and the neighbouring district.

"As of now, 34 people have been killed. The toll may go up," IGP (North Zone) Y told

The bus was proceeding from Kondagattu to

K Chandrasekhar Rao expressed shock over the accident and announced financial assistance of Rs five lakh to the family of each deceased.

He also asked officials to provide immediate medical assistance to the injured, a CMO release said.

The accident occurred between 11.45 am and noon, Collector A Sharat, who is supervising the relief and rescue work, told over phone.

Expressing grief over the loss of life in the mishap, Pradesh Congress Committee N Uttam Kumar Reddy demanded financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh to the families of the deceased.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 15:05 IST