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The Financial Express

32 die as bus plunges into Rajasthan river

Published: December 23, 2017 12:01:44 | Updated: December 23, 2017 20:13:23


A team of police divers and villagers were on the spot to get the bodies out of the water (Courtesy: Times of India) A team of police divers and villagers were on the spot to get the bodies out of the water (Courtesy: Times of India)

At least 32 people have been killed and 7 others injured after a bus carrying passengers veered off a bridge and plunged into a river in Sawai Madhopur district of the northern Indian state Rajasthan on Saturday morning.

26 bodies have been recovered and 3 people remained missing, said Maman Singh, Superintendent of police, Sawai Madhopur.

All the passengers were going to a pilgrimage at a temple at Malana Dabi area of the district from Hindaun city.

The incident took place early in the morning when driver of the bus lost control over the wheels and the bus fell down into 100 feet Morel river, the Times of India reported citing police.

Rescue operation is underway to find any survivors, said sources.

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