Some 30 passengers traveling in an RTC bus escaped death miraculously when the driver, who wanted to avoid hitting a biker, swerved the vehicle and stopped it an inch or two away from falling into a 100-feet-deep road-side step well.
The incident occurred near Mamillapalli Kunta crossroads in Anantapur district on Tuesday. The Gorantla-Puttaparthi bus escaped disaster by a hair breadth. All the commuters were evacuated safely but with minor injuries. However, in the process of avoiding biker, the bus hit a pedestrian, who died on the spot. (NSS)