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10 injured as shuttle bus crashes into pillar at Bengaluru airport

Bengaluru airport passenger shuttle bus meets with accident, ten injured

At least 10 people were injured today as a passenger shuttle bus veered out of control and crashed into a pillar at the Bengaluru airport. The accident occurred at the Kempegowda International Airport around 5.15 am.

The shuttle had 15 passengers on board. It is suspected that the mishap happened as the driver dozed off at the wheel.

A two-year-old child is among those injured in the accident. All the injured were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. Five people are reported to have been discharged.

“At approximately 5.15 AM on June 18,  a shuttle bus operating between T1 and T2 of BLR Airport collided with a pole near the T2 Arrival exit road, resulting in injuries to 10 people. There were a total of 17 people (15 pax and 2 staff) who were onboard the bus. The injured were taken to a hospital for immediate medical attention,” according to a statement issued the Bengaluru airport management.

“AI STATS operates the shuttle services at the airport as per the service contract awarded to them by BIAL. We are working with the operator to investigate the matter and will take all necessary mitigating measures as per the agreement,” the statement added.

The local police have registered a case and investigation is on.