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7 killed, 40 injured in Karnataka bus fire mishap

The air conditioned multi-axle Volvo bus with 51 passengers on board had left Bangalore last night and met with the tragedy around 2.30 am near Kunimeli bridge. Most of the bus passengers escaped by jumping out through the emergency exit, police said.

The driver at the wheel escaped and was reported absconding while his assistant is one of the victims, which also included a toddler, Haveri district superintendent of police (SP) Shashi Kumar said.

All the bodies were charred beyond recognition and might require DNA test for identification, police said.
A Pune-bound passenger broke open the emergency window which helped several people escape the burning bus and save their lives.
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