At least one person and died and several others injured when a Volvo bus bound to Kuppam from Vijayawada collided head-on with a private travel bus carrying Ayyappa devotees at Heritage factory near Kasipenta in Chittoor district this morning.
According to the information available, the driver of Volvo bus belonging to the Amaravati Travels identified as Ramesh from Penamalur village in Krishna district died on the spot while 30 others mostly Ayyappa devotees received injuries. All have been shifted to the various hospitals nearby on the Putalapattu-Naidupeta highway road.
Eyewitnesses said heart-rending scenes were witnessed with most of them crying of help with fractures and broken body parts. They alleged that cops reached the spot only after one hour of their intimation.