More than 20 dead in bus accident in India

More than 20 dead in bus accident in India
More than 20 dead in bus accident in India

A bus plunged off a bridge into a dry river bed on Wednesday, killing at least 26 people in western India, police said.

The bus was carrying more than 50 passengers and traveling to Bombay when it went off the bridge in the district of Thane, said a police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

He said 26 people had been killed when the driver apparently lost control of the speeding bus.

As many as 15 people were critically injured and rushed to a nearby hospital, the officer said, reports the AP.

I.L.