National Web Network India Site
Thursday April 24th 2014

29 shirdi pilgrims killed in bus tragedy near Naldurg in Osmanabad District

Osmanabad: In a worst ever road tragedy in Maharashtra, 29 pilgrims were killed and about 16 injured when a private tourist bus fell off a bridge near Naldurg around 40 km from Osmanabad, on the Hyderabad-Solapur highway around 2.30 am. A one-year-old boy miraculously escaped unhurt.

All the injured were shifted to civil hospitals in Osmanabad and Solapur. Two help-lines have been setup at Osmanabad for enquiries: 02472 222900, 02472 222700.

The bus (No KA-01D-245) owned by Kaveshwari Travels had left Hyderabad Friday night for popular pilgrim centre Shirdi in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district. It was carrying about 50 piligrims from Andhra Pradesh. According to sources, around 14-16 TCS employees were traveling in the bus.

The exact cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained. Osmanabad District Collector has ordered Magisterial inquiry into the incident.

Deceased are identified as Mohanrao Gudapalli Vyankatesh Varalu (30) R/o Sangareddy; Sinareddi Vyankatreddy (20) R/o Sikandarabad; P.Shrikant P. Netaji  R/o Hafsiguda; Prafula Suresh B  R/o Madhapur, Hyderabad; Deepti / Dipika Kishtayya (30) R/o Macharalla Dist.Guntur; Goutam Krishnalal Bhandari R/o Madhapur Hyderabad; Vikram N. Sudarshan R/o Kukatpalli; Divya Jagannath Pinda (23) R/o Hyderabad; Dr.P.Sushil Kumar Kunda (34) R/o Sikandarabad; Uma Maheshwari S.Sukraju Sursheeti (21) R/o Vishakhapattanam; Saisneha P Ramkrishna Reddy (24) R/0 Rajpalam; M.Suresh P. Sina Naidu (29) R/o Hyderabad; Kishorkumar Bangaru Raju Manimesuru (30) R/o Arthmuru; K.Ramarao Vynkatadi (5) R/o Aadusmalli; K. Vynaketeshrao R/o Hyderabad; K. Anita D/o Vynaketeshrao R/o Hyderabad; Vyankateshulu D/o Vynkayya (55) R/o Bodhveru; Adiamma Vyankatesh Varulu (50) R/o Bedalveru, AP; P. Deepti Jagannath Pinda (23) R/o Hyderabad;M. Kishtayya s/o Ramayya (50) R/o Bedalveru, AP. Other 9 deceased are yet to be identified.

27 dead bodies have been shifted to Hyderabad after post-mortem. Two persons died during treatment at Civil Hospital in Solapur.

Osmanabad District Collector Dr. Pravin Gedam, Superintendent of Police Dattatraya Karale, Dy.S.P. Ravindrasingh Pardeshi, Spl. IGP Aurangabad Range Sandip Bishnoi, Guardian Minister of Osmanabad District Madhukarrao Chavan visited the accident spot on Saturday.

Expressing shock over the mishap, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy directed the officials to provide all help to the victims and their families.

More from category

Telangana Bill Pass in the Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha with a special package for the successor state of Andhra Pradesh

New Delhi : The Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh’s announced the special package for the telangana bill He [Read More]

All India Roll Out of Risk Management System (RMS) for Export

New Delhi: Finance Minister P. Chidambaram today inaugurated the All India rollout of an IT based Risk Management [Read More]

Impact of Cyclone Phailin in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and other areas

New Delhi : The Prime Minister reviewed the impact of Cyclone Phailin and the damage caused by it in Odisha, Andhra [Read More]

Cyclone Phailin hits AP and Odisha coast with strong winds and heavy rain
Cyclone Phailin hits AP and Odisha coast with strong winds and heavy rain

According to sources Phailin hit initially at Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh around 8.55 PM IST on Saturday. Heavy rains [Read More]

Center of Cyclone Phailin onshore near Gopalpur in Odisha
Center of Cyclone Phailin onshore near Gopalpur in Odisha

Center of Cyclone Phailin onshore near Gopalpur in Odisha. Landfall is expected anytime now. Current wind speed of [Read More]


  • Laturvoters
  • Ravandhan