Three die in bus accident, 51 injured

As many as 51 people were injured and have been admitted to Chigateri Hospital.

The dead are identified as Shanthkumar (26), a bus agent and a resident of Halavudandi in Jagalur taluk, Ramu (20), a resident of Vijayanagar in Davanagere and Asha (2) of Sagarapet in Channagiri taluk.

Police said that the bus driver in order to avoid a collision with the school van, which was coming from the opposite direction on the bund of Anajikere, reeled sidewards resulting in the toppling of the bus from the bund.

Off the injured 33 are male, 16 are female and 2 are children. The condition of 2 injured is critical, said DySP (City) S S Nayak and DySP (Rural) K P Chandrappa.

District In-charge Minister S A Ravindranath, SP Sandeep Patil visited the hospital. A case has been registered in the rural police station.

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