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Broken axle lands bus in gorge near Ullal ; lucky escape for passengers

Broken axle lands bus in gorge near Ullal ; lucky escape for passengers

Mangaluru, July 22, 2015 : Three passengers sustained minor injuries when an overcrowded private bus landed in  a roadside gorge after hitting against the compound wall of a house at Vijayanagara near Chitranjalinagar in Kumpala on July 22, Wednesday morning.

The mishap occurred when the driver lost control over the vehicle after its axle broke all of a sudden.  A major casualty was however averted as the bus would have otherwise fallen off a bridge  into the river had it moved at least a little backward. 

Bus falls into gorge, three injured



Bus falls into gorge, three injured 2



The route no. 44   bus named Ganesh  was heading towards Bagambila from Mangaluru  when its axle broke and it moved backwards.  It then almost landed in a ditch after veering towards the compound wall of a nearby house.  A child and two women are among the injured.

 The bus remains almost overcrowded during peak hours as passengers travelling towards Mangaluru, board the bus even before it reaches its last stop at Bagambila, just to catch a seat. Moreover the road where the mishap took place is quite steep. It has been gathered that another bus that operates on this route was not in service  today and  the number of passengers who otherwise board this bus had doubled.

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Sahitya J, Puttur Thu, July-23-2015, 1:20
The drivers have to stop overloading the buses with the passengers to avoid ant type of danger. In this accident the passengers were saved luckily.
Neena, Mangalore Thu, July-23-2015, 12:40
The owners of the bus must look to the timely maintainence of the bus before letting for the route.Thank god the passengers of the bus escaped with minor injuries.
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