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Mangalore: Racing on the Roads - 24 Injured as Bus Rolls off at Kallapu
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Mangalore: A Maroli Travels bus no. 43A plying to Talapadi from the city rolled off the road and fell into a deep gorge at Kallapu around 11 am on Wednesday, June 27.
About twenty passengers have been injured in the mishap. The nature of injuries is not immediately known. They are being treated in Netaji Yellappa, Sahara and Fr Muller hospitals.
The driver of the bus was competing with another bus on route no. 42 and had gone far on the edge of the road, said a passenger, Harish, to our correspondent. The soft mud gave way and the bus rolled off the road and crashed into the compound wall of Kanachur wood industry's plant.
Asked if the passengers did not ask the driver to take care while driving, one passenger said out of frustration, "We know the nature of these drivers. No way to talk to them". They are at the helm and we are at their mercy, another passenger said.
They said they were lucky to be unhurt, considering the nature of fall. Many passers-by too felt that it was beyond comprehension how so many could escape unhurt. However, reports from the hospital are awaited.
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