VISAKHAPATNAM : As many as 27 passengers of a private bus had a providential escape when a speeding lorry hit the bus on the National Highway near Nandigam village at Tekkali Monday morning. One person, Chinnamma (60), was seriously injured and 12 others received minor injuries. Alert cops shifted them to a hospital. Chinnamma was later shifted to RIMS.
According to sources, the bus driver of a private bus coming from Tekkali to Cheekatipeta applied brakes after seeing some people in front of the bus. The lorry, coming from behind, failed to apply brakes and hit the bus. Police took the lorry driver into custody. A case has been registered.