About 20 passengers had a narrow escape when a private travels bus, in which they were travelling, plunged into a roadside canal at K. Pedapudi mandal in the East Godavari district on Monday.
The bus was proceeding to Amalapuram from Hyderabad, and a few passengers suffered minor injuries in the accident. Negligence of the driver might have caused the mishap, the locals said.
A bike rider, M. Srinivas (32), died on the spot and his wife suffered severe injuries when a lorry hit their two-wheeler at Ambajipeta in East Godavari district on Sunday. She was battling for life.
The couple were natives of Mummidivaram. A case has been registered.