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Driver reverses bus for 8 km after chased by wild tusker in Kerala, video goes viral

The visuals of the encounter, which took place at Valparai route in Chalakudy in this district on Tuesday, have gone viral on social media.

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Driver reverses bus for 8 km after chased by wild tusker in Kerala, video goes viral

A busload of frantic passengers and a wild tusker in the middle of a forest path…! What more could a driver expect while driving a bus through a winding road.

But, the calm driver drove the vehicle in reverse for over eight kms, negotiating the sharp curves and bends on the forest road and saved the lives of over 40 passengers while the animal came charging towards them.

The visuals of the encounter, which took place at Valparai route in Chalakudy in this district on Tuesday, have gone viral on social media.

In the video, believed to have been shot by some passengers using their mobile phone, the jumbo could be seen coming from the opposite direction of the private bus.

The panic-stricken passengers could be heard asking the driver to reverse the bus as there was no sufficient room to manoeuvre around and turn back on the narrow forest path.

A seasoned driver, Ambujakshan, drove the bus in reverse gear from Ambalapara to Anakkayam till the tusker, which was keeping pace with the vehicle, gave up.

”It was an unforgettable experience… Everyone was gripped with fear… there was no way other than taking the bus in reverse gear for over eight kilometers,” he said on Wednesday.

Residents said the tusker, which caused some anxious moments, has been frequenting the place for over two years.

He was named ‘Kabali’, the title character of a Rajinikanth-starrer movie with the same name, by the locals.

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