Yesterday it was a hectic and
glomy evening in Bangalore.....
A VOLVO bus, which is known
for its speed and cost, was going towards Kempegoda Bus terminus from ITPL.
There were around 15 passengers in the bus. When it was nearing the HAL
MUSEUM there were many other HAL buses going before it, since the VOLVO
buses are fast and so the drive who was driving this bus also wanted to
overtake the buses that were going before it. Since there was no centre
lane (a small concrete wall which separates two lanes) , and the other
part of the lane was free because of the signal stoppage , the driver took
the wrong way to overtake the busses.
Here started the sad and crucial
accident. There was a auto and a two wheeler (Yamaha RX100) were traveling
in the same direction just away from other buses. The VOLVO bus which over
took the buses lost its control and first hit the auto, it killed the auto
driver and then hit the Yamaha bike, and it again killed the person who
was riding the bike. Then the most crucial thing happened. There were many
HAL employees who just finished the work and were waiting to get bus. This
VOLVO bus straightly went and hit all those persons and crushed about 15
of them under the bus.
Since it is a huge bus with
heavy weight hit and the speed was high the people got struck and crushed
underneath the bus. No way to take those persons. And many were injured.
The injured persons were taken to hospital immediately and they took long
time to rescue the bodies which were under the bus. So the public and the
HAL employees planned to turn the bus (just putting in sideward) because
if the bus is moved then the bodies will be damaged and some will be struggling
for life. so with the help of fire men the lifted the bus and took the
bodies. But no one was alive.
Then immediately after removing
the body the violence started and the public and HAL employees started
hitting the bus with stones and set fire to the same. Though the police
and the fire service were there, the public did not allow them to put off
Since it was an air conditioned
bus the cylinders burst with huge sound.