Udupi, July 9,2016: Thirteen people were injured in a collision between a bus and a truck belonging to the Navayug company which was laden with cement mixing machine, at Muloor on July 8, Friday. The mishap occurred when the truck rammed against the bus from the rear when it had stopped to enable passengers to get down.
The rear of the bus and the front portion of the truck were badly mangled due to the impact of the collision. Traffic was also affected on the route for some time. Negligent driving on the part of the truck driver is blamed for the accident.
The injured bus passengers have been hospitalised. Even the truck driver was injured in the mishap.
Locals alleged that the company was using old vehicles and that the one involved in the mishap might have possibly failed to come to a halt even after the driver applied brakes.