bus falls into Banas river in Rajasthan, 32 feared dead

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Rajasthan: At a tragic incident that happened today, at least 32 people dead and over 15 are reported to have suffered serious injuries after a passenger bus fell into Banas river today in Sawai Madhopur’s Dubi. The Sawai Madhopur-Lalsot bus fell off a bridge into the river. It is reported that the driver lost control of the vehicle due to over-speeding.

The passengers travelling in the 40-seater bus hailed from Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Most of them were traveling to Ramdevra Temple in Lalsot of Rajasthan. All the injured people have been rushed to a nearby hospital by the locals. Meanwhile, district officials have reached the spot and are actively supervising the rescue operation.

In a condolence message, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “My thoughts are with the families of the deceased. State Government is closely monitoring the situation, including rescue operations and providing all possible assistance to those affected.”