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Four children among 33 killed as bus plunges into Banas river

Four children among 33 killed as bus plunges into Banas river

"A total of 27 people were killed and five injured after bus fell into Banas river in Rajasthan's Swai Madhopur district", the Superintendent of Police said. The identities of the deceased have not been ascertained as of yet and the injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital.

Out of the seven injured, one is said to be critical.

The bus had been trying to overtake another vehicle when it careered into the barrier and fell 20 metres into the Banas river.

MLA from Sawai Madhopur, Diya Kumari, announced that single road bridge will be double-laned.

"What caused the accident is matter of investigation". Police have reached the spot to carry out rescue operations.

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The wreckage of the bus was pulled out of the river with a crane and gas cutters.

The bus was traveling from Hindaun in eastern Rajasthan to a Hindu temple in Sawai Madhopur, according to state media.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje tweeted to say: "Deeply pained by the accident in Dubi, I had talked to to the officers and asked them to provide assistance to all those who are affect".

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also has expressed grief over the tragic accident.


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