Andhra Padesh: 40 people killed as bus hit oil tanker

Hyderabad: At least 40 passengers burnt alive when a private Volvo bus caught fire in Mahabubnagar district in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday morning, police said.

The passengers were asleep when the bus hit the culvert and its diesel tank burst. People from nearby village said that the bus was reduced to ashes within few minutes. The victims were charred beyond recognition.

He along with Superintendent of Police Nagendra Kumar visited the scene. They said that a list of only 29 passengers was received from the private bus travels. Other passengers boarded the bus enroute.

The bus left Bangalore at 10 pm on Tuesday and was scheduled to reach Hyderabad at 6.30 am.
Mahabubnagar district police in Andhra Pradesh have opened a helpline to provide information about the mishap in which 40 passengers of a private bus coming to Hyderabad from Bangalore.

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