More than 30 people are feared dead after a bus drove off a bridge and plunged
into a river below in the western Indian state of Maharashtra on Tuesday, local
The accident happened in the early hours of Tuesday
Local media said the bus was carrying more than 60 passengers
from the western coastal state of Goa.
Cranes were brought to the site to
help pull the bus from the water, as recovery workers removed victims'
Police believe some passengers may have leapt from the bus into
the river, and search operations for those missing are underway.
accidents are common in India, where roads are often poorly
According to India's transport department, thousands of
people die each year as a result of accidents caused by reckless or untrained