The mishap reportedly occurred when the bus driver attempted to overtake a car and hit its fuel tank on a culvert. The tank exploded and the bus caught fire.
Few people, including the driver and a cleaner of the bus, escaped from the vehicle before it was fully gutted.
They were admitted to a hospital.
The bus was reportedly carrying 49 passengers.
According to reports, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.Kiran Kumar Reddy has ordered a probe into the matter.
The bus, which belonged to Jabbar Travels, was travelling from Bangalore city in Karnataka to Hyderabad city when the mishap occurred.
--IBNS (Posted on 30-10-2013)