Bus Falls Into Banas River; 26 Bodies Recovered — Sawai Madhopur

Bus Falls Into Banas River; 26 Bodies Recovered — Sawai Madhopur

Bus Falls Into Banas River; 26 Bodies Recovered — Sawai Madhopur

The driver reportedly lost control over the vehicle due to which the bus skidded off the bridge into the river.

At least 20 people were killed and 23 others injured, when a bus fell into the river Banas early Saturday morning.

In a very tragic incident, at least 33 people were killed on Saturday when a private bus fell into Banas river from a almost 100-foot high bridge in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district, police said.

"The bodies were being recovered till late in the afternoon", said Subhash Chandra Mishra, circle officer of Sawai Madhopur City and the investigating officer in the case.

At least 28 people killed as bus fell into Banas river in Rajasthan
At least 28 people killed as bus fell into Banas river in Rajasthan

The passengers were going to visit a Ramdevji temple in Sawai Madhopur.

While a majority of the passengers were from Rajasthan, few of the deceased were from Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh as well.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a statement that he was "anguished" by news of the crash.

Sawai Madhopur Superintendent of Police Mamman Singh said that 32 people have died in the incident. Rescue operations are underway.

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