Eight persons were killed and more than 10 others injured when a Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation bus overturned and fell into the roadside ditch near Shantigrama on the outskirts of the city on Saturday .
Police said that the incident took place when the bus was proceeding to Dharmasthala from Bengaluru.
Four of the victims were identified as Lakshman (38 driver), Dayana (20), Gangadhar (20) and Shivappa Chalavadi (36). Other victims were yet to be identified. There were 25 persons in the bus when the incident took place.
Seven of them were killed on the spot, while one succumbed to injuries at hospital. The injured were admitted to different hospitals in Hassan. Superintendent of Police Rahul Kumar made a visit to the spot.