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Bus accident in Rajasthan kills 33

25 December 2017, 05:31 | Hattie Nash

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Rajasthan 26 dead after bus falls off bridge into river

In a tragic mishap, at least 32 people died and several injured after a passenger bus fell off a bridge in Banas river in Sawai Madhopur's Dubi area in Rajasthan on Saturday, reported PTI.

While 20 bodies have been fished out of the river, those injured have been admitted to a local hospital, where the condition of at least 12 people are said to be serious, he said.

Industries Minister Rajpal Singh Shekhwat said there would be financial assistance provided: $3,124 each to the next of kin of the deceased and $781 to each of the injured. The incident took place early on Saturday when the bus, carrying around 45 passengers, was on its way to Lalsot from Sawai Madhopur. However, Verma rebuffed the allegations, saying driver was not a minor.

The bus was brought out of the river with a crane. Police have reached the spot to carry out rescue operations.

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

As per reports, the driver lost control over the vehicle.

"I am anguished by the sad news of bus accident at Dubbi Banas", Raje said.

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