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At least 32 dead, 5 injured after a bus falls into a river in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur, PM Modi expresses grief

As per reports, the driver lost control over the vehicle. The injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: December 23, 2017 14:41 IST ]
The driver of the bus lost control over the vehicle and it
The driver of the bus lost control over the vehicle and it fell into the river after breaking the railing of the bridge, police said.

At least 32 people died and 5 others were injured after a private bus fell into Banas river from a nearly 100-foot high bridge in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district, police said.

PM Narendra Modi expressed grief over the incident and said his thoughts were with the families of the deceased.

"State government is closely monitoring the situation, including rescue operations and providing all possible assistance to those affected," the Prime Minister's Office tweeted.

The incident took place early morning in Soorwal police station area when the bus was on its way to Lalsot from Sawai Madhopur, they added.

The driver of the bus lost control over the vehicle and it fell into the river after breaking the railing of the bridge, police said. The injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital.

Sawai Madhopur Superintendent of Police Mamman Singh said that 32 people have died in the incident. He had earlier said that five injured were rushed to hospitals and 10 bodies were handed over to their family members after post-mortem.

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