BENGALURU: Manjunath Swamy rushed to the spot of the accident as soon as his relative, Chandramma, called him. As he approached the location, he saw that a crowd had gathered, but was shocked to find that very few of them were helping those in the bus.
Chandramma and her aunt Bhagyamma were trapped in the bus. While Chandramma managed to escape, Bhagyamma was stuck and died in the fire.
“People in other vehicles stopped to see what was happening. But they did not come forward to offer help, neither did they call police or fire services,” Manjunath told Express. “A few others were recording the incident on their phones instead of helping people,” he added.
Recalling the horror, he said, “A kid was being passed through the window of the bus. Passengers were screaming. One woman tried to escape through the emergency window although the fire had already spread to that portion. A man inside the bus pushed her from the window.”
Estranged husband rushes to hospital
Mamatha, who suffered severe injuries in the accident, was on her way back from Hassan when the bus caught fire. At the hospital, when doctors said that her condition was serious she demanded to see her husband, Suresh, from whom she was estranged. Meanwhile, Suresh who had seen the incident on news channels rushed to the hospital where she was admitted.