A Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus collided head-on with a car on Sunday, killing four people and injuring two.
The incident occurred at the Shiradi Ghat Highway between Mangaluru and Bengaluru. The bus was travelling to Bengaluru from Dharmasthala when it collided with a Maruti Swift DZire on National Highway 75.
Four people died on the spot, including a six-year-old child. The two women are said to be in critical condition, reports Daiji World.
Local people helped with the rescue mission since the emergency response services could not get to the scene on time due to low mobile connectivity.
This is not the first time that a KSRTC bus was involved in an accident in recent history in Karnataka. In the first week of March, four out of a family of five were killed when the car they were in jumped a divider and crossed a median. They had collided with the KSTRC bus and died on the spot.
The incident occurred at 11.30 pm in Entaganahalli village on Hassan Road near Nelamangala in Karnataka.
"KSRTC officials arranged for an alternative bus for the passengers of the bus that was hit. We have seized the SUV and are waiting for the post-mortem report," a police officer was quoted as saying by The News Minute.