India Bus Accident Claims 30 lives

Channels Television  
Updated May 8, 2013

At least 30 passengers died after a bus fell into a river in northern India on Wednesday.The private vehicle was said to be overcrowded.

The incident occurred at around 4.00 p.m. (local time) near Jhiri, about 20 kilometres from the tourist town of Kullu. Officials said the number of deaths was expected to rise.

Bodies were fished out from the turbulent waters and the injured taken to hospital.

A huge crowd of people gathered at the site to watch and help in the salvage operations.

The accident site is popular for adventure sports.

Road accidents are common in India, where roads are often of poor quality and rash driving is very common.