India bus mountain accident kills at least 44. At least 44 people were killed when the bus they were traveling in swirved off the road Thursday in northern India, in the Himalayas, police said.
The bus swung into a gorge 150 meters below. The accident took place in Banjar, Kullu District of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. “The bus was crowded, carrying more than 70 people, far more than the authorized capacity, according to our information, at least 44 people have died and 37 others were wounded,” said a police officer who added that “the death toll might rise. ”
An investigation was opened to determine the precise causes of the accident.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the victims of his sympathy and insisted that the authorities would provide all the support to the wounded and relatives of the victims.