Thirty nine people, including children, escaped with minor injuries when a private bus in which they were travelling met with an accident on Thursday here.

The incident occurred early in the morning near Mundupalam in the Kuttikkattoor area of the district. City Traffic Police said the vehicle was speeding owing to the negligence of the driver. A case has been registered against the driver, police said. The injured were later discharged from Government Medical College Hospital here. — Staff Reporter