Kasargod, Jul 25: A private bus and a lorry collided at Bevinje, where one person died in the spot and over 30 passengers are seriously injured, here on Thursday.
The Sai Motors bus was running from Kasargod to Manantavady, while the lorry was moving towards Mangalore from Kanhingad.
According the sources, the bus driver, identified as Muttu (25) and lorry driver have been shifted to a hospital in Mangalore and identity of the deceased has not yet been specified, however, he is said to be the cleaner of the lorry and several are in the critical condition.
Bus conductor Balachandra (27), passengers, Suresh (37) of Mullery and Purushottam Nair (55) of Adrukuyi were taken to a private hospital in Nullipady, while Qasim (42), Savita (25) of Manantavady, T K Abdul Khader (35), Muhammed Basheer (63), Shaiju (30) of Badiadka, Vipin (18), K G Joy (59) of Cherkala, Bhaskar (42), Abdulla (47) of Kumbar Bedradka, Pramod Kumar (43) of Vidyanagar, Balakrishna (57), Premakumari (49) of Vidyanagar, and P C Raju (48) have been shifted to Chengala hospital.
Elsy(37) of Chikkanadka, Badiyadka and her daughter Mary are recuperating in Kanhingad district hospital.
The injured were shifted to various hospitals with the help of locals, police and firemen.