India bus crash kills 42

Local authorities say seven escaped the deadly fire as a coach hit a highway barrier and burst into flames

India bus crash kills 42

World Bulletin / News Desk

42 people died in India after a bus crashed and broke out into flames, the Associated Press news agency reports.

The accident took place Wednesday morning when a bus carrying nearly fifty passengers crashed into a highway barrier while trying to overtake another vehicle, local police told the AP.

The driver and six others managed to escape through a window, while many were burned alive as they are thought to have been asleep at the time of the accident.

India ranks the highest in the world in annual road death toll, according to the World Health Organization figures. Road accidents claim well over 100,000 lives every year across India.

Last Mod: 30 Ekim 2013, 11:04
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