Rajasthan | 32 killed, over 15 injured as bus plunges into river
Jaipur: At least 32 people lost their lives and over 15 were critically injured as the bus plunged into the banas river near Sawai Madhopur district, here.
The incident took place in the early morning on Saturday after the driver lost his control over the wheels as he was trying to overtake another vehicle on the narrow bridge. The Sawai Madhopur-Lalsot bus skidded and fell off a bridge into the Banas river.
The injured were immediately taken to the nearby hospital.
According to Subhash Mishra, Complaint Officer, 26 bodies were recovered. Rescue operation is underway to find survivors.
The passengers travelling in the 40-seater bus hailed from Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Most of them were en route to the Ramdevra Temple in Lalsot.
Expressing the grief over the incident, PM Modi took to twitter and posted, "My thoughts are with the families of the deceased. State Government is closely monitoring the situation, including rescue operations and providing all possible assistance to those affected."
Uttar Pradesh Yogi adityanath also took to twitter and expressed his sadness. He tweeted: