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Driver suffers heart attack ; bus veers off road

Mangalore Today News Network

Karkala, March 1, 2017 :  Passengers of a private bus which was on way to Shivamogga  from Udupi had a miraculous escape when the bus  veered off the road and rammed against a shop near Agumbe Guddekerri in Tirthahalli on February 28, Tuesday after the  driver suffered a heart attack.

bus accident

The driver of the bus Srikanta (55) who hails from Tirthahalli has succumbed to heart attack. However the passengers escaped with minor injuries.

Even the bus was badly mangled due to the impact of the collision. A motor bike  too  was damaged in the process while many goods in the shop were also destroyed.

Sources said the driver  had complained about chest pain earlier while having  lunch at an Agumbe hotel. He might have later suffered a massive cardiac arrest while driving.