People gather at the site of an accident after a bus fell into a canal in Sidhi, Madhya Pradesh, India. Reuters
At least 37 passengers were killed when a bus plunged into a canal in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, police told AFP.
“We have so far found 37 bodies and they have been sent for autopsy. Search and rescue operations are underway,” said district police superintendent Dharamveer Singh.
The bus was carrying more than 50 passengers.
The model was the only victim whose body was not transferred to her home country India for cremation in view of her severe injuries.
Twenty-one people with injuries were hospitalised in Kullu, a town in Himachal Pradesh state, police officer Amar Singh said.
Emergency crews worked through the night to rescue survivors and retrieve bodies and used a crane to remove the red-and-white bus from the well, as hundreds thronging to the crash site after the accident late on Tuesday.
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