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24 dead as wedding bus falls off bridge in India

Wednesday February 26 2020

Officials said 28 people were travelling in the

Officials said 28 people were travelling in the bus when the accident occured in Jaipur, India. PHOTO | GOOGLE MAPS 

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Jaipur

A bus carrying a wedding party crashed into a river Wednesday in India's western state of Rajasthan killing 24 passengers, including 10 women, police said.

The driver lost control as the bus, with 28 people on board, was crossing a bridge, according to Bundi district police superintendent Shrivaj Meena.

"The bus was carrying a marriage party from Kota. The bus fell off a bridge," Meena said.

Villagers and rescue workers were seen in images broadcast from the scene trying to retrieve bodies from the river as the bus lay upside down in the water.

India records more than 150,000 road deaths each year which are widely blamed on badly maintained vehicles and reckless driving.

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Last month, 26 people were killed when a bus collided with an autorickshaw and fell into a well in western India.