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21 dead as bus falls into river in India

21 dead as bus falls into river in India

Police say at least 21 people were killed when an overcrowded passenger bus plunged into a river in the Indian part of Kashmir. Seven others were injured in the accident.
Senior police official Haseeb Mughal said the accident happened early Monday morning near Bhanderkot, a mountainous region about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast from Jammu, one of the main cities in India's Jammu-Kashmir state.
Mughal said rescue operations were continuing at the accident site.
The bus plunged about 800 feet (244 meters) into the fast-moving Chenab river.
Deadly road accidents are common in India _ often caused by aging vehicles, overloading and reckless driving on poorly maintained roads.


Updated : 2021-04-21 01:46 GMT+08:00