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37 killed as bus plunges into river in Gujarat
Observer Online Desk
Published :Friday, 5 February, 2016,  Time : 10:19 PM  View Count : 6
At least 37 people were killed and as many injured when a Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) bus fell from a river bridge in Navsari district in South Gujarat on Friday evening.

Navsari superintendent of police MS Barada said the bus carrying around 60 passengers was on its way to Unai from Navsari city when the accident occurred in the evening.

It occurred on a bridge over Purna river near Supa village on Bardoli road under Navsari rural police station area, he said.

Though exact cause of the accident was yet to be ascertained but it seemed prima facie that the driver lost control over the speeding vehicle, which skidded off the bridge to plung into the river.

“The death toll has risen to 37. At least 24 others are admitted to hospital for treatment,” senior administrative official Remya Mohan in Navsari told AFP.

Hindustan Times/RI 

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