Wednesday 18 October 2017

Bus carrying Indian opera troupe members crashes killing 25 people

The bus crash happened in the Indian state of Orissa
The bus crash happened in the Indian state of Orissa

A bus carrying members of an opera troupe plunged into a gorge in an Indian forest, killing at least 25 people and leaving another 11 critically injured.

Press Trust of India reports that the bus was travelling on Sunday evening in a hilly region of the state of Orissa, and was attempting a sharp turn when it fell 250 feet off the road.

PTI quotes Deogarh Police Superintendent Sarah Sharma as saying "25 bodies have so far been been recovered" out of about 40 passengers.

She reportedly said that firefighters and police had to use floodlights in the rescue operation.

Eleven people rescued from the wreckage are critically ill in Deogarh hospital.

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