A RTC bus carrying passengers fell into a gorge near Kondagattu Jagtial. Initial reports coming in suggest that 40 passengers were killed on the spot.
A majority of passengers are said to be women. Those injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
YSR Congress Party chief and Leader of the Opposition in AP Assembly, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has expressed shock over the tragedy and offered his condolences to the families of victims.