Maharashtra, India state transport bus falls in river; at least seventeen dead
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The bridge is narrow and without protective railings. The bus tumbled twice, falling 45 feet.
The bus contained about 50–70 passengers including school children in the morning bus. There were ten women and seven men amongst the fatalities. About twenty other passengers were rescued by the villagers from being drowned. The injured were transported to General Hospital,. Two more are reported dead at the hospital, increasing the death toll to nineteen.
The MSRTC has announced it will pay the medical expenses of the injured and will also pay a compensation of100,000 to the families of the deceased.
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