NEW DELHI — An overcrowded bus drove off a bridge and into a canal in central India on Tuesday, killing a minimum of 40 individuals, an official mentioned.
Six individuals have been rescued after the accident in Madhya Pradesh state, District Justice of the Peace Ravindra Kumar Choudhary mentioned.
He mentioned greater than 46 individuals have been on board the bus, which was designed for 34.
Rescuers recovered 40 our bodies and have been trying to find different passengers. The water provide to the canal was lower to assist the rescue effort.
The bus was touring from Sidhi district to Satna district when the accident occurred. Officers have been investigating the trigger.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his condolences to households of the victims and referred to as the accident “horrific.”
Police say greater than 110,000 individuals are killed yearly in street accidents throughout India. Most crashes are blamed on reckless driving, poorly maintained roads and growing older automobiles.