Kotte Venkatesh Yadav, President of Karnataka Chiranjeevi Fans Association was one of the passengers travelling in the ill fated Volvo bus that was torched by the flames from the diesel tank that was burst when the bus hit the road divider on the Bangalore Hyderabad Highway near Kothakota in Mahabunagar district today at 5.00 am.
Chiranjeevi who was on a tour in the coastal districts visiting flood hit areas at the time of the news of the incident reached him was shocked at it. He expressed his grief for the loss of a great fan of him and said that he will visit the family members of Venkatesh Yadav soon to offer possible help to them.
Venkatesh Yadav was in deep sleep like many other passengers when the flames from the diesel tank engulfed them and charred them. A total of 45 persons were dead in the bus accident in which many of them were charred beyond recognition.