Wednesday 21 February 2018

Dozens die as bus falls from bridge

Rescuers and others gather at the site of a bus accident in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra (AP)
Rescuers and others gather at the site of a bus accident in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra (AP)

Police in India say 37 people have been killed and 15 others injured after a bus fell off a bridge in western India.

Police official Mahendra Singh Pardeshi said the accident took place before dawn in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.

The bus was carrying passengers from the beach resort state of Goa to Mumbai, and the area is more than 125 miles south of Mumbai.

The driver was among those injured, and the cause of the accident was not immediately clear.

Press Association

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