20 killed as bus falls into Banas river in Rajasthan

by Frankie Norman December 25, 2017, 5:06
20 killed as bus falls into Banas river in Rajasthan

The accident took place in the morning at Dubi in Sawai Madhopur district, about 150 km south of Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan.

Twenty-seven bodies have been recovered and five injured rushed to hospitals, Singh said, adding he also said 10 bodies were handed over to their family members after post-mortem. The exact cause of the accident will be ascertained after an inquiry.

MLA from Sawai Madhopur, Diya Kumari, announced that single road bridge will be double-laned. Police have reached the spot to carry out rescue operations.

Passengers were from other states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Assam.

According to reports, the vehicle lost balance on a bridge and fell into Banas river in Malarna Dungar area at around 7:30 am.

The bus was brought out of the river with a crane.

"We are still carrying out searches in the river", Verma said.

"I am anguished by the sad news of bus accident at Dubbi Banas", Raje said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolence to the families of the victims.

India's roads are notoriously risky.

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