India bus plunges from bridge killing 33

Posted on: December 24, 2017 | views: 55

A bus with 50 people on board has plunged from a bridge in northern India, killing 33, police said.

The vehicle - reports say driven by a 16-year-old - lost control and broke through a railing before falling 30m (100 ft) into the Banas river.

It was carrying passengers in Rajasthan to the Ramdevji Hindu temple in Sawai Madhopur district, local media report.

Most of the bodies have been retrieved and the injured taken to local hospitals.

Police said the driver was among those who died and described him as an untrained minor, the Hindustan Times reported.

Most of the victims, who included women and children, had drowned, the authorities say.