Hearing the loud thud and cries for help, people working downhill and other motorists rushed to the spot and started rescuing passengers from the mangled bus.
Transport Minister Mahendra Reddy, Finance Minister Etala Rajendra along with Nizamabad MP K Kavita also visited the injured in hospital and inquired about the accident.
According to official sources, the police had advised heavy vehicles and those carrying passengers to avoid the accident-prone ghat road and instead use an alternate route - via Nachupally and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH, Jagtial) to Kondagattu temple road, which is eight kilometre longer and does not have a ghat section.
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After passing the Cabo Verde Islands the system was not expected to pose a direct threat to land for at least several days. AccuWeather meteorologist Brett Rossi said the ground in North and SC and Virginia is already saturated from recent rains.
The tragic Kondagattu bus accident which claimed 48 lives so far and injured a few dozens more is said to be one of the most deadliest bus accidents that ever took place in India.
Broadcaster NDTV quoted witnesses as saying the driver was speeding and lost control of the vehicle.
The deceased include 32 women and 4 children.
The injured were shifted to a government hospital in Jagtial. However, the exact reason is under investigation, Jagtial Superintendent of Police Sindhu Sharma said. A few critically injured were taken to hospitals in Karimnagar and Hyderabad.
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The state Emergency Management Division said residents should begin preparing their homes and property for the storm. Chris Knox told NPR, "This allows our farmers to gather their crops, and get these crops out ahead of the storm".
"The incident happened between 11.45am and noon", said Jagtial District Collector A Sharat, who is supervising the relief and rescue work.
Chief Minister K.Chandrashekhar Rao expressed shock over the road accident. He directed the officials concerned to provide immediate medical assistance to the injured. He announced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia each for the families of the dead.
"The bus accident.is shocking beyond words", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter.
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