29 Killed In Bus Accident On Indian Expressway

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A bus careered off one of India’s busiest roads early Monday killing at least 29 people.

The driver of the bus was suspected to have fallen asleep before the double-decker bus hit a divider and fell into a gap between two flyovers on the Yamuna expressway from Delhi to Agra, according to police.

The bus was taking about 50 people from New Delhi to Lucknow, in Uttar Pradesh state, when the accident happened at about 4.15am.

It fell more than 12 metres (40 feet) into a river below the road, crushing the top deck of the bus and water was complicating rescue efforts, police said.

The 165-kilometre (100-mile) Yamuna expressway from Delhi to Agra is India’s longest six-lane highway.

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