Tragedy Strikes, 28 Killed As Bus Plunges Into Canal In Mandya District (Photo)

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RFeports coming from India suggests that about 28 people (mostly children), drowned on Saturday Nov 24 after their bus plunged into a canal in the Mandya district of the southern state of Karnataka.

Police in India have affirmed the latest tragedy on one of the world’s deadliest roads. An officer who spoke to AFP said they retrieved 28 bodies from the private passenger bus after it veered off the road and fell into the canal.

“Many children are among the 28 dead,” a police official told AFP by phone.

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Police could not provide the exact number of passengers on board or the cause of the crash but said the driver was apparently speeding.

Local media said around 35 people were in the vehicle. A Video footage on television showed locals using ropes to reach the submerged bus and pull out the bodies.

Emergency workers and divers joined the volunteers to help.

The State chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy promised help to the families.

More details regarding the tragic incident are expected later.

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