Karnataka: 8 killed after KSRTC bus falls into pond in Hassan

BENGALURU: At least eight people were killed and several others sustained injuries when a KSRTC bus fell into a road side pond in Karekere in Hassan district on Saturday early morning.

 KSRTC officials said accident occurred at 3:30am when the driver of the bus lost control over the vehicle and it fell into the pond. Five people died on the spot and three succumbed to injuries while they were being shifted to a hospital.
The Volvo bus bearing registration number- KA01F8513- was heading from Bengaluru to Dharmastala. A total of 43 passengers were travelling in the bus, which departed from the state capital at 11:44pm on Friday.
Officials, however, said that the cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained.

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