Private bus overturns; 5 injured

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Hyderabad: Five persons sustained minor injuries when a private bus belonging to Orange Travels overturned at Kothagudem in Abdullapurmet here in the early hours of Friday.

The police suspect the driver was tired and dozed off while driving. According to the Abdullapurmet police, the bus, with about 30 passengers onboard, was heading to Hyderabad from Tenali. When it reached near the Kothagudem Bridge, the driver lost control and went on to ram a culvert.

“After hitting the culvert, the bus turned over. Five persons, including the bus driver, sustained minor injuries. They were shifted to the nearest hospital and treated,” police said.

The police said the driver had been on duty for the last four days and was quite tired; still, he was asked to drive by the management. No complaint was lodged and no case has been booked so far.