Karnataka: 30 passengers killed as bus plunges into canal in Mandya
MANDYA: At least 30 passengers were killed after a bus plunged into a canal in Mandya district of Karnataka on Saturday.
The incident happened at VC canal of the Cauvery river in Kanaganamaradi village of the Pandavapura taluk. Most of the deceased are school students.
According to the locals, the bus plunged in the canal around 12.25pm. The locals who saw the bus plunging in the canal water rushed to rescue the passengers.
A boy who jumped out of the bus is the only survivor.
Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy visited the site of the accident and announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the families of the deceased.
Modi The Hunter - Gungahlin District
Just so sad ...no blame game poor innocent people died .
Very sorry for the kids and their families. May God give their families courage during this unfortunate time.
No regards for life, No regards for kids, no regards for rules. This is India for you. Though I love my India, but I hate the attitude of people towards law and towards precious lives.
Bala Srinivasan - saginaw USA
Looks like either the driver fell a sleep or drunk.
Vidyanand Shetty - pune - 1 day ago -Follow
CM should resign