SYAHIAN SYAHIA, India (Reuters) Syahia, India, a solar-powered bus that can travel over 1,000 km in 10 hours, has crashed into the back of a crowded bus, leaving several people injured.
A video posted to YouTube on Saturday shows a bus pulling up to the crash site with passengers trapped inside.
One of the passengers is seen being dragged into the car by the bus, with two people standing by to assist him.
The other passengers can be seen jumping onto the bus and trying to help the injured.
The bus was carrying over 100 people when it came off the road, the video said.
The bus had just been on a test run and was due to depart on Sunday evening.
India has about 3,000 solar-power-powered buses and about 500 of them are equipped with GPS navigation and Wi-Fi.
A passenger can be heard saying “We have to go,” as he is pulled from the bus.
The driver of the bus is seen telling passengers: “There is nothing else to do.
We are going to do our best to save you.
The bus had stopped at a crowded place where it had stopped before to conduct the test drive of its electric bus.
It had a total of 80 passengers on board.
The accident took place at a busy place where there is a lot of traffic.
The crash happened at around 3 p.m. local time (1500 GMT) near the town of Bhatpura in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
A bus driver and passengers were rescued by a police helicopter and taken to a nearby hospital, said Gyanendra Kumar, police officer in Bhatbhat district.
A spokesperson for the state government said a team of around 15 officers and 15 police personnel were involved in the rescue operation.
In a statement, the state highway police said a bus carrying a total number of around 20 people crashed in Bhatta village in the district.
The crash killed two people and injured seven others.