12 pilgrims were killed and 10 seriously injured in the above bus accident.
Other than the driving factor contributing to the death, the bus structural
built-up is not up to standard. Imagine the bus rolled over twice, the whole bus roof cave in as can be judged from the photo.This is the main contributory factor of the high death figure. The government should come up
with new safety standard for buses where the roof shouldn't cave in on roll
over test. This means the supporting pillars of the roof should be strong, able to hold the air conditioning unit located on the roof and not fly/slice off should there be a head-on collision of two heavy vehicles. Road worthiness
is one thing but the structural built-up is equally more important on the window portion upwards. Should this be implemented, the death toll will
be reduced significantly.