6 of wedding party killed as bus falls off road on top of house in Kasaragod

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The deceased include two children, two women and two men. All of them are Karnataka natives.

Locals involved in rescue operations | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Rajapuram (Kasaragod): Six persons were killed when a bus, in which a wedding party was travelling, happened to fall on top of a house at Panathoor-Sullia road in Pariyaram here. Many people sustained injuries in the accident.

The mishap took place on Sunday at 12.30 pm. The deceased include two children, two women and two men. All of them are Karnataka natives. The bodies were shifted to taluk hospital in Poodamkallu.

The deceased are identified as Shreyas (13), son of Arthamulla native Narayana Naik, Sullia native Ravi Chandra (40), wife Jayalakshmi (39), Belnad native Rajesh (45) and Puthoor native Sumathi. Body of a deceased child is kept at Kanhangad hospital.

Three people who suffered serious injuries were admitted to a hospital in Mangaluru and others were rushed to various hospitals in Kanhangad. The relatives of the bride were travelling in the bus that was coming from Sullia to Panathoor Ellukochi.

The bus lost control while descending the slope and happened to fall off the road on top of a house. The house is owned by a person named Jose. The house was damaged partially. It is learnt that nobody was inside the house at the time of the mishap. There were about 70 people inside the bus, as per reports. Rescue operation by fire force and locals is underway.

The bus that met with the accident

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan expressed grief over the incident. The chief minister informed that treatment facilities have been arranged for the injured.

District collector Dr D Sajith Babu informed that Kanhangad sub collector was assigned to investigate about Panathoor bus accident.

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