Officials from the Kerala and Karnataka Fire Departments, as well as police and members of the public, participated in the rescue operation. On Monday, July 19, a bus travelling from Bengaluru to Mankuttam in Kerala’s Kannur district collided, killing the driver and injuring roughly 15 passengers. The bus driver, a Volvo from the Karnataka State Transport Corporation, had lost control of the vehicle and collided with a tree in the early hours of the morning near the Kerala-Karnataka boundary.
“The accident occurred around 4.45 a.m., when the bus driver lost control shortly after crossing Perumbadi checkpoint and colliding with a tree. The accident occurred at the Kerala-Karnataka border between Makkuta and Perambadi “Inspector BS Sridhar of Virajpet said.
According to the police, a handful of the 15 injured, including the conductor, were transported to Virajpet Taluk hospital, while the remainder were taken to a hospital in Iritty, Kannur.
Unfortunately, Swami, the bus driver, died on his way to the hospital. Passengers who were not hurt made it to their destination.
According to accounts, the driver lost control of the vehicle due to poor visibility caused by heavy rains and fog in the area. The crash completely wrecked the front half of the bus. Police, fire department officials, and members of the public who came to help cleaned the debris. Officials from the Kerala and Karnataka Fire Departments collaborated on the rescue mission. The area was also cleaned up with the help of two cranes.