Over 40 people have been killed after a state-owned Road Transport Corporation bus fell into a valley in Telangana’s Jagtiyal district on Tuesday. According to report, 70 people were travelling in the bus.
The bus, returning from Kondagattu to Jagtial, skidded off the ghat road near Shanivarapet village and fell into the valley resulting in the accident, officials said.
Authorities say break failure could be one of the reason for the accident.
The bus was full of pilgrims returning after visiting a temple, reports said.
“The incident happened between 11.45 am and noon,” Jagtial District Collector A Sharat, who is supervising the relief and rescue work, told PTI over phone.
Road transport authorities said there were standing instructions on standard operating procedure and protocols to avoid accidents on the ghat road.