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32 killed as bus falls off bridge into river in Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan

32 killed as bus falls off bridge into river in Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
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Jaipur : At least 32 people were killed while 7 others were injured in Sawai Madhopur's Dubi area when the bus veered off a bridge and plunged into a river on Saturday morning. On the other hand 3 people according to the police were missing. All the passengers were going to a pilgrimage at a temple at Malana Dabi area of Sawai Madhopur from Hindaun city.

According to the police, the incident took place early in the morning when driver of the bus lost control over the wheels and the bus fell down into 100 feet Morel river. "Thirty two people are killed and 12 bodies have been taken out while three others are seriously injured," said Maman Singh, Superintendent of police, Sawai Madhopur.

Most of the people, including the bus driver, died due to drowning , he said.

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Passengers were from other states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Assam. Several of them were going to offer prayers at a temple in Malarna Chour in the district.

A team of police divers and villagers were on the spot to get the bodies out of the water.

Twenty-seven bodies have been recovered and five injured rushed to hospitals, Singh said, adding that 10 bodies were handed over to their family members after post-mortem.



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