Bus plunge: huge toll

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - WORLD -

MUM­BAI: More than 30 peo­ple were feared dead after a bus fell into a deep gorge in western In­dia.

Civil ad­min­is­tra­tor Vi­jay Suryawan­shi said a bus car­ry­ing 34 em­ploy­ees of an agri­cul­tural univer­sity plunged off a moun­tain road yes­ter­day, while ne­go­ti­at­ing a curve in the Raigad district of Ma­ha­rash­tra state. He added that one man sur­vived as he had jumped out of the bus and climbed up to the road to tell univer­sity of­fi­cials about the ac­ci­dent.

The em­ploy­ees had been on a pri­vate pic­nic.

So far, res­cue teams have re­cov­ered nearly a dozen bod­ies amid in­ter­mit­tent rain.

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