2013 Mahabubnagar bus accident

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Mahabubnagar bus accident
India Andhra Pradesh locator map (1956-2014).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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  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.