They were on a picnic when buses crashed
As many as 65 students of a private educational institute from Anakapalle sustained injuries in an accident involving three school buses on the Yarada Hill on Saturday afternoon.
The students of the City Public School and Junior College, Anakapalle, went in four school buses for a picnic to the Dolphin’s Nose and Yarada on Saturday morning.
After spending the forenoon session at the Dolphin’s Nose, they were proceeding to Yarada.
Three of the four buses were going in a row. Around 3 p.m., while descending the steep hill after crossing the Naval area, the driver of the first bus lost control reportedly due to brake failure and crashed into the hill. The other two buses crashed into it.
The condition of six students is said to be serious. The injured were shifted to the CHC at Aganampudi, the ESI Hospital at Malkapuram, the Naval Hospital INHS Kalyani, Care and the KGH in the city.
T. Ravi Kumar Murthy, DCP, Zone II and ACPs Ranga Raju (Harbour) and Rammohan Rao (South), visited the accident spot and monitored the relief measures.
“The bus driver had done a wise thing by crashing into the hill side on the right. Had he turned to the left, the bus would crashed into the parapet wall and fallen to the ground deep below resulting in a major disaster,” Mr. Ranga Raju told The Hindu.