Bus with at least 40 people fell into a canal near Mandya, killing 25. More than 10 people are washed away in the water, rescue teams are trying to bring them to the shore.
Mandya: At least 25 people lost their lives when a private bus fell into a canal near Mandya, Karnataka. President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, former chief minister Siddaramaiah, BJP leader Shobha Karandlaje, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and others have expressed shock and condoled the loss of people.
The bus with about 40 passengers fell into canal killing 25 and many are washed away in the water. Rescue teams are trying to bring them to the shore.
The driver of the private bus fled the place as soon as the bus fell into the water body.
Leaders across the country have expressed their grief over the tragic incident.
Extremely saddened to learn about the tragic bus accident in Mandya, Karnataka. Thoughts and prayers with the bereaved families and with the injured. I understand local authorities are making efforts to rescue and help affected passengers #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) November 24, 2018
Deeply pained the bus accident in Karnataka’s Mandya. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased. May God give them strength in this hour of sadness: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) November 24, 2018
I'm sorry to hear about the terrible bus accident in Mandya district of Karnataka in which over 20 people are feared dead & many others injured.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 24, 2018
I extend my deepest condolences to the families of the deceased & pray for the speedy recovery of the injured.
ಬಸ್ ದುರಂತ ಸಂಭವಿಸಿದ ಪಾಂಡವಪುರ ತಾಲ್ಲೂಕು ಕನಗನಮರಡಿ ಗ್ರಾಮಕ್ಕೆ ತಮ್ಮ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳನ್ನು ರದ್ದುಪಡಿಸಿ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ ಹೆಚ್ ಡಿ ಕುಮಾರಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಭೇಟಿಕೊಟ್ಟರು.— CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) November 24, 2018
ಈ ದುರ್ಘಟನೆಯಿಂದ ನನ್ನ ಮನಸ್ಸಿಗೆ ತೀವ್ರ ದುಃಖವಾಗಿದೆ. ಘಟನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮೃತಪಟ್ಟವರ ಕುಟುಂಬಕ್ಕೆ ತಲಾ ರೂ 5ಲಕ್ಷ ಪರಿಹಾರ ನೀಡಲಾಗುವುದು ಎಂದು ಅವರು ಘೋಷಿಸಿದರು. #Mandya pic.twitter.com/ad4CQHPkXi
Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy has expressed shock over the incident and has announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to the family of each victim.
Kumaraswamy also postponed the State Film Awards distribution ceremony and visited the accident spot in Mandya.
Tragic news 🙏🏻 #OmShanthi— Rajeev Chandrasekhar (@rajeev_mp) November 24, 2018
Over 20 killed after bus plunges into canal in #Mandya District #Karnataka. My condolences n prayers for families. I hope @CMofKarnataka provides all support to the families 🙏🏻https://t.co/83xsh4UatT
“Deeply shocked by the reports of a bus accident in Mandya, Karnataka. Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victims connected to the tragic incident.” - CM Pinarayi Vijayan #mandya— CMO Kerala (@CMOKerala) November 24, 2018
My deepest condolences to the families of all those who died in the tragic bus accident in VC Valley, Mandya. I also pray for speedy recovery of the injured.— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) November 24, 2018
I have spoken to @CMofKarnataka & other concerned officials to ensure immediate relief for all those affected.
Extremely saddened to learn about the tragic bus accident in Mandya...— Shobha Karandlaje (@ShobhaBJP) November 24, 2018
Extent my deepest condolences to the families of the deceased & pray for the speedy recovery of the injured.
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Last Updated 24, Nov 2018, 5:28 PM