At least 4 passengers charred to death as Hyderabad-bound bus catches fire near Karnataka’s Kalaburagi

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  • KALABURAGI: At least 4 persons were charred to death and many people sustained injuries when a Hyderabad-bound Goa bus collided head-on with a goods vehicle and later dashed to the roadside bridge near Kamalapur town, about 35 km from Kalaburagi,¬†on Friday morning.
  • Police sources told Express that the diesel tanker was damaged after the bus dashed to the bridge and suddenly the bus was caught in the fire.
  • In all, there were 35 people on the bus and all were from Telangana. Police sources said that a single has booked seats for 20 persons and another person booked 6 seats. As per the preliminary information, 11 people who sustained injuries were admitted to different hospitals in Kalaburagi.
  • As of now no bodies were lifted as there is a lot of heat in the accident spot. The death toll may increase. The police are yet to identify the bodies.
  • The driver of the goods vehicle sustained injuries. The driver of the bus is safe and police have taken him into custody.

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