A private bus owned by TDP MP JC Diwakar Reddy fell into a river near Vijayawada which left 8 dead and almost 30 injured. Out of these, the situation of 10 has been quite critical. All the injured have been rushed to Nandigama Government hospital. The bus started from Bhubaneswar and is heading to Hyderabad. The 1000-km journey had a stop at Vijayawada in the morning after which the driver has been changed.
The bus ran over the divider and plunged into the river near Mullapadu at 5.30 AM which is away from Vijayawada. The reports said that the driver has been suspected to be sleepy and this is the reason for the massive accident. Gas cutters have been used to rescue the passengers and the rescue operations are still on. An update on this is expected soon.
(Video Source: NTV Telugu)