34 killed in Hyderadad – Shirdi Bus Accident

In a major mishap at least 34 persons were killed and over 16 injured when a bus in which they were travelling  slipped off a bridge and plunged into a valley near Sholapur of Maharasthra in the wee hours of Saturday. The bus was heading to Shirdi. All the 50 members belonged to Andhra Pradesh.  The injured persons are undergoing treatment at Sholapur hospital. Notably, Shirdi bus accident sent shock waves among people in AP who often travel by private buses from Hyderabad-Shirdi and Shirdi-Hyderabad.

Volvo bus belonging to Kaleshwari travels left for Shirdi with 50 passengers on Friday evening. They were supposed to reach Shirdi on Saturday morning. The primary reports indicated that at least 16 persons died on the spot while remaining breathed their last at the hospital.

According to Maharashtra Police,

Osmanabad town is around 450 km from Mumbai.

While at least 34 people were killed, a majority of the injured are in serious condition and the casualty figure is expected to go up.

The ill-fated bus, owned by Kaveshwari Travels, was on a journey from Hyderabad to the famous pilgrim centre of Shirdi in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra when the tragedy occurred around 2.30 a.m., Osmanabad Police said.

The accident occurred near Jakot village, around 40 km from Osmanabad, on the Hyderabad-Solapur highway as the bus was proceeding to Shirdi, the abode of the revered saint, Shri Saibaba.

According to eyewitnesses, the bus overturned four-five times and caught fire.

Officials describe it as the worst road tragedy till date in the state.

The exact cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained, a police official said.

The injured have been rushed to hospitals in Osmanabad, Latur, Solapur and other neighbouring towns and efforts are on to identify the dead.

Following the accident tension atmosphere prevailed at many places in Hyderabad with relatives of the passengers thronging the travel agencies in the city for enquiring the safety of their kin and kith.

Bus no: KA 01 0245  (Driver name: Seshu)

Bus Route: Hyderabad to Shirdi
Place of accident : sholapur
Travel agency: kaleshwari travels
Address: Kukatpally -Hyderabad
Total number of deaths:34 (including 14 TCS Employees and 4 children)
Total passengers in the Bus:43
Time and date of accident: June 16, 03:00 am
helpline numbers :02472-222700,222900, 02172-744646
TV9 helpline number:09730990997 (Rohith patel)
Names of the Dead list:(all belong to andhra pradesh)
1. Moahan rao
2.Deepika
3.Jayavardhan
4.Venkatesh
5.Aadhamma
6.Laxmi
7.Radhika
8.kistayya
9.Uma maheshwari
10.Sahithi
11.Sai sushma
12.Tejawath
13.Uma
14.Dimple
15.Divya
16.Saraswathi
17.Suvarnitha
18.Teja
19.Poojitha
20.Mahesh
21.Sampath
22.sekhar
23.Usha Keerthi
24.Kiran
25.Pradeep
26.Naresh
27.Radhika(child)
28.paul joseph
29.sumeeth
30.ashok
31 poojitha
32. Mohan rao
33.savithri
34.krishnayya
Residents Dead:
Nizampert residents:Moahan rao,Deepika, savithri,krishnayya, Venkatesh, Aadhamma,Radhika
Kondapur residents:gautam ragath, sunil
Red Hills residents:Sushil kumar, saroja