Bus plunges into canal
AT LEAST 25 people have been killed after a speeding bus fell into a canal in southern India, officials say.
G Parameshwaran, the Karnataka state deputy chief minister, said the accident occurred in Mandya district as the driver lost control of the vehicle while going at high speed.
Mr Parameshwaran said a rescue operation was under way, with police rushing divers to the spot.
The area is 65 miles south west of Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka state.
The Press Trust of India news agency reported that many of the dead were children who were returning from school.
Around 150,000 people die every year on India’s roads.