At least 35 passengers had a slender escape on Wednesday when the bus ferrying them bought stranded in the course of a swollen nullah in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district earlier than they have been rescued by police personnel.
The incident occurred within the morning when the bus coming from Madhya Pradesh headed in direction of Hyderabad bought caught on a bridge submerged by flooded Chincholi nullah in Rajura tehsil, 28 km from the Chandrapur district headquarters, a police official mentioned.
The nullah was flooded after seven gates of the Irai dam have been opened by a meter to discharge the surplus water amid heavy rains.
The official mentioned a couple of roads within the tehsil have been closed because the water was flowing on varied bridges.
He mentioned police personnel deployed on the Chincholi nullah had warned the motive force of the bus to not proceed, however he did not pay attended and drove onto the flooded bridge.
“As the bus was crossing the bridge its engine malfunctioned, forcing it to stop in the middle of the bridge. Seeing this, the police personnel at the spot called up their seniors,” mentioned Wirur police station assistant inspector Rahul Chavan.
He mentioned police personnel used massive ropes to rescue the stranded passengers together with youngsters from the bus.
Mr Chavan mentioned the motive force and the conductor fled from the spot abandoning the passengers. He mentioned police needed to act swiftly because the bus turned unstable because of the power of the water.
Hyderabad is situated over 400 km away from Chandrapur district headquarters.
Vehicles heading in direction of Hyderabad typically take the Rajura-Chincholi path to enter the Telangana border from the Maharashtra aspect.
Officials mentioned water is being discharged from the Irai dam at 517 Cusecs (one cubic foot per second).
Due to water-logging and flood, Arvi to Rajura street has been closed for visitors, and so is Mana to Charvat Hadasti in Ballarpur tehsil.
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