38 passengers died during early hour this morning at 5.30am (Wednesday) when a bus crashed into a highway barrier in south Indian.
The bus blew up in flames and many of the passengers were burned alive in the inferno. The driver and six others managed to escape through a window.The passengers were trapped inside the bus because they were sleeping at the time of the crash. The diesel tank then caught fire, and flames engulfed the bus, according to Pradeep, a police official.
The bus, operated by Jabbar Travels, had been travelling overnight from Bangalore to Hyderabad and the driver was speeding when it crashed into the roadside barrier in Mehabubnagar in southern Andhra Pradesh state.The relative of the deceased passengers were really devastated as they received the news of the accident from the police. Five engineers working for IBM and other software companies in Bangalore were among those who died in the bus accident.
According to the World Health Organisation, India has the highest annual road death toll in the world. More than 110,000 people are killed every year in road accidents across India. Most crashes are blamed on irresponsible driving, poorly maintained roads and ageing vehicles.
Please be careful speed kills