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Narrow escape for passengers

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Deputy Commissioner Sameer Shukla, Additional Superintendent of Police Vijay Dambal, who were supervising operations to rescue 23 farmers who were caught in the flash floods in the Kenchahalla, and a large number of people who had gathered there, were gripped by tension for sometime when reports came that a State-owned bus was about to be washed away in the flash floods.

However, they heaved a sigh of relief that nothing had happened and the passengers were safe.

Incidentally, the spot of the likely accident was upstream of the Kenchahalla which was visible from where the rescue operations were under way on Monday.

The driver of the bus, coming from Hagalur, drove the bus on an overflowing causeway and the right fore-wheel got stuck in a crater.

Luckily, the bus, which had tilted, did not slide and fall into the swelling Kenchahalla.

Within no time, the passengers managed to come out of the bus.

Mr. Sameer Shukla, while talking to presspersons, expressed anguish over the risk taken by the driver. He said that he would get an inquiry conducted and initiate disciplinary action.



The spot of the likely accident was upstream of the Kenchahalla which was visible from where the rescue operations were under way



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