Rajasthan bus accident: 30 killed; many injured
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Rajasthan bus accident: 30 killed; many injured

At least 30 people were killed and 15 injured when a passenger bus fell into a river on Saturday near Rajasthan’s Sawai Madhopur, police said.

The Sawai Madhopur-Lalsot bus was driven by a 16-year-old conductor who lost control due to over-speeding, officials said. The bus skidded and fell off a bridge into the Banas river.

According to witnesses, the bus was trying to overtake another vehicle on the narrow bridge.

All the injured were rushed to a nearby hospital, the police added.

According to Subhash Mishra, Complaint Officer, 26 bodies were recovered. The rescue operation is underway to find survivors.

The passengers traveling in the 40-seater bus hailed from Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Most of them were en route to the Ramdevra Temple in Lalsot.

(IANS)

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