New Delhi: Five people were killed, while 15 others injured in an accident on Wednesday as the bus in which they were travelling overturned near Koratagere in Tumkur district of Karnataka, stated news agency ANI. 

The accident occurred at around 8:50 AM on October 30 at Jetty Agrahara area of Koratagere taluk, mentioned a report. Soon after the accident, over 30 injured passengers were taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

In the photo tweeted by news agency ANI, the bus can be seen toppled with some passengers trapped inside. A preliminary investigation into the accident revealed that the bus had overturned thrice after the driver’s failed attempt to press the brakes suddenly, stated a report. Yet another media report claimed that the accident took place when the driver of the bus tried to overtake an auto.

Speaking to The News Minute, an eye-witness was quoted by a report as saying, “The accident happened around 8.50 this morning (Wednesday). There were around 45 people onboard. There was an auto that the driver was attempting to overtake, which led to the bus losing control and toppling.”

The Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Legislation JC Madhu Swamy, who belongs to the Chikkanayakana Halli constituency of Tumakuru District in Karnataka, is reported to be at the accident site. Earlier reports suggested that the passengers in the bus were returning home after Diwali celebrations.

Last month, in yet another road accident, at least 21 people were killed and over 50 others were injured when a jampacked private bus overturned in Banaskantha district of North Gujarat. Reports stated that the mishap took place at Trishulia Ghat, a hilly patch in the Ambaji-Danta road. Notably, the bus was carrying around 70 passengers and the driver accidentally lost control of the vehicle due to the slippery condition of the roads after heavy rainfall.