India bus accident kills 31

  • 8 August 2012
  • From the section India
Wreckage of a passenger bus is seen after it fell into a gorge in Tongseng village in Meghalaya state, India, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012.
Image caption The bus was travelling between Assam and Tripura

At least 31 people have been killed and more than 30 others injured after a bus fell into a gorge in India's north-eastern state of Meghalaya.

The bus was travelling between the states of Assam and Tripura when the accident happened near Tamseng village.

The number of dead could rise and rescuers are trying to reach trapped passengers, police said.

India has the world's highest number of road deaths, with more than 110,000 people killed every year in accidents.

Most are blamed on reckless driving, poorly maintained roads and ageing vehicles.

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