Puttur: Wheel of Running Bus Rolls off – Driver’s Presence of Mind Saves Lives

Puttur: Quick reflex and presence of mind on the part of a KSRTC bus driver averted a major disaster near the Hostota school on Friday.

The bus was plying from Mangaluru towards Shishila. One of the wheels came off at Hostota and the bus moved over quite a distance with the support of only the brake drum from that side..

The driver brought the bus under control and managed to stop it just before falling into a gorge, about 100 feet deep. There was every chance of it falling it on a house located below.

About 20 passengers had a lucky escape. None of them was injured, although they had a momentary shock.

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