20 killed as bus falls into Banas river in Rajasthan

by Dominic Parks December 25, 2017, 12:28
20 killed as bus falls into Banas river in Rajasthan

The injured were shifted to the hospital for the treatment.

"The bus carrying 50 people fell into Banas river while crossing a bridge over it after the driver lost control of the speeding vehicle", a senior police official said.

The bus was taking pilgrims from the towns of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh to Ramdev temple on the Rajasthan-Madhya Pradesh border.

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

The bus was headed from Sawai Madhopur city towards Lalsot town. Sawai Madhopur SP, Maman Singh said "Out of 33 dead, 21 are men, 7 women and four children".

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

"What caused the accident is matter of investigation".

Giving details of the Sawai Madhopur's bus accident, Subhash Mishra, Circle Officer said that a total of 26 bodies have been recovered so far and the rescue operation is underway to find any survivors. Two dozen persons are injured in the accident.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje took to Twitter to express her condolences and support for the victims.


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