Andhra Volvo bus tragedy (November)
Forty-five passengers were charred to death when a Volvo bus burst into flames in Mahbubnagar district of Andhra Pradesh. The accident occurred when the diesel tank of Hyderabad-bound bus from Bangalore hit a culvert near Palem in Mahabubnagar, around 140 km from Hyderabad. The bus was carrying 52 people, including the driver and the cleaner. Five people, including the driver and the cleaner, survived with minor burns.