VIDEO: 33 killed as bus falls into Banas River in Rajasthan, PM Modi expresses grief

Updated On : 23 Dec , 2017 , 05:38 PM
New Delhi:

At least 32 people were killed after a bus carrying passengers fell of a bridge into a river in Rajasthan. The incident took place early morning in Soorwal police station area when the bus was on its way to Lalsot from Sawai Madhopur.

The driver of the bus lost control over the vehicle and it fell into the river after breaking the railing of the bridge, the police said.

Passengers were from other states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Assam. Several of them were going to offer prayers at a temple in Malarna Chour in the district, Sawai Madhopur Superintendent of Police Mamman Singh told PTI.

Most of the people died due to drowning including the bus driver, he said.

Death toll may rise, police said.

The bus was being driven by a 16-year-old conductor who was speeding and lost control over the vehicle which fell off the bridge near Dubi.

According to the police, the driver was sleeping at the time. Both of them died in the accident.

Here are the updates:

# Death toll reaches to 33 as one more body recovered.

Anguished by the bus accident in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased. State Government is closely monitoring the situation, including rescue operations and providing all possible assistance to those affected: PM @narendramodi

# Bus accident: Total 32 people dead so far - DM KC Varma

# 27 killed and 5 injured after bus falls into #Banas river in Rajasthan's #SwaiMadhopur district: SP.

First Published : Saturday, December 23, 2017 09:29 AM
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