Passenger bus falls into river in Rajasthan, 30 killed

Jaipur: At least 30 people were killed and 15 injured when a passenger bus fell into a river on Saturday near Rajasthan’s Sawai Madhopur, police said.

The Sawai Madhopur-Lalsot bus was driven by a 16-year-old conductor who lost control due to over-speeding, officials said. The bus skidded and fell off a bridge into the Banas river.

According to witnesses, the bus was trying to overtake another vehicle on the narrow bridge.

All the injured were rushed to a nearby hospital, the police added.

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.