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28 drown in India bus crash, many of them children

NEW DELHI: At least 28 people, many of them children, drowned Saturday after their bus plunged into a canal in India, police said, in the latest tragedy on the world's deadliest roads. Police said they retrieved 28 bodies from the private passenger bus after it veered off the road and fell into the canal in the Mandya district of the southern state of Karnataka. A police officer at the scene told AFP that many of the victims were school children returning to their homes. "Many children are among the 28 dead," a police…

Fifty killed in Kenyan bus crash

Nairobi: Fifty people have been killed in a bus accident in western Kenya early on Wednesday, authorities said. Witnesses and police on Wednesday said the bus swerved off the road while driving down a steep slope, and rolled into a ditch at 4 am local time (0100 GMT) in western Kericho county. According to police, the bus was travelling from Nairobi to the western town of Kakamega and was carrying 52 passengers. Rift Valley regional police boss Francis Munyambu told the Press that survivors from the bus were…

At least 21 killed in Indonesia bus crash

BANDUNG, Indonesia: At least 21 people died and several others were injured when a bus carrying domestic tourists crashed and plunged into a ravine on the Indonesian island of Java, police said Saturday. The crash happened when the bus with 37 people on board was heading to a holiday spot in Sukabumi region, West Java. The vehicle was seen speeding downhill and lost control before plunging into a 10-metre-deep ravine. "There were 37 people on the bus, 21 of them died while the rest were injured," Galih Bayu Raditya,…

At least 23 killed in Turkey bus crash

ISTANBUL: At least 23 people died and 11 more were seriously injured Saturday when a bus carrying women and children plunged off a cliff near the southwestern Turkish sea resort of Marmaris.   “Sadly, we have had 20 fatalities and 11 other seriously injured,” said Amir Cicek, the governor of Mugla province, calling it a “horrible accident.” His deputy Kamil Koten said the bus plunged through a crash barrier and fell 15 metres on to a lower road, smashing a car with its three occupants. “If we count these three…