As many as eight tourists were killed and six others injured when a private bus overturned on which they were travelling fell into a gorge between Maredumilli-Chinturu Ghat Road near Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district on Tuesday.
"The bus was carrying tourists and fell into the valley near Valmiki Konda on the Chintoor ghat road in the Agency (tribal) area," the police said.
According to The New Indian Express, the tourist bus carrying an approximate of 20 passengers was on its way to the pilgrim shrine of Annavaram from the temple town of Bhadrachalam town in Telangana's Khammam district.
The report also stated that the driver lost control after the vehicle reached Valmiki Hill on the ghat road and the bus fell into the gorge. While five of them died on the spot, three others succumbed to injuries on the way to the hospital, Hindustan Times reported.
Hindustan Times quoted a resident as saying, "It was still raining in the day and the visibility was poor in the area due to the dense forest."