CID, IAS officers to probe Andhra Pradesh bus blaze

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volvo-bus-accidentHYDERABAD: Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Friday announced that a committee of senior IAS officers and also the Criminal Investigation Department ( CID) would probe Wednesday’s bus mishap in Mahabubnagar district.

The private bus, on its way to Hyderabad from Bangalore, hit a culvert and burst into flames. Forty-five people died as the bus was reduced to ashes

The committee comprising IAS officers would suggest measures to prevent such accidents in future, a statement from the chief minister’s office said.

Apart from the 45 dead, five people were injured. The accident occurred at Palem in Mahabubnagar district.

The chief minister directed officials to complete the process of handing over the dead bodies to relatives within a week. The charred remains of the victims have been preserved in Hyderabad. Officials said they were collecting blood samples of the relatives of the victims. The bodies will be identified after DNA tests at the Andhra Pradesh Forensic Science Laboratory here.