2013 Mahabubnagar bus accident

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Mahabubnagar bus accident
India Andhra Pradesh locator map.svg
Location of Andhra Pradesh in India
Date 30 October 2013
Time 5.30 AM
Location NH 7, Mahabubnagar District, Andhra Pradesh
Country  India
Deaths 45[1]
Injuries 7
Damage Bus

The 2013 Mahabubnagar bus accident occurred on 30 October when a private Volvo bus on the way from Bangalore to Hyderabad caught fire after hitting a culvert while overtaking a car, killing 45 people and injuring another 7.[1][2][3] The accident took place at Palem village, Mahbubnagar district, in Indian state of Andhra Pradesh at 5.30 AM.[4][5][6]


The bus, which belonged to a local tour operator Jabbar Travels left Bangalore at 11 pm on October 29, with 49 passengers on board.[7] The accident happened when the bus driver tried to overtake a car but hit a culvert and damaged its diesel tank in the process leading to the fire. However the bus driver, cleaner and five other passengers managed to escape the bus.

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  1. ^ a b "45 charred in Bangalore-Hyderabad bus fire". HYDERABAD: The New Indian Express. Express News Service. 2013-10-31. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  2. ^ "Bus accident in India killed 44 people". CNN IBN. 30 October 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "At least 44 people die in bus crash". NDTV. 30 October 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "40 feared killed as bus hits oil tanker, catches fire in Andhra Pradesh". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Andhra Pradesh bus tragedy: Bus hits oil tanker in Mahabubnagar, 40 charred to death". India Today. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "42 die in India bus accident". BBC News. 30 October 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Hyderabad bound Bus catches Fire at Mahabubnagar killing 40". Retrieved 30 October 2013.