Bus accident: 7 killed, 30 injured

Seven passengers were killed and 30 injured, 15 of them seriously, when a private bus in which they were travelling overturned at Kolhapur on Andhra-karnataka Border near Madanapalle in Chittoor District, last night.

According to police, the ill-fated bus, carrying passengers beyond the capacity, was proceeding to Madanapalle from Bangalore when it overturned after hitting a roadside tree in which six passengers were killed on the spot and another while being shifted to hospital.

All the injured were shifted to different government hospitals at Kolhapur (karnataka)and Madanapalle and the seriously injured to a private hospital in Bangalore. All the deceased belonged to Chittoor District, police added