School bus plunges off mountain road killing 17 in India

School bus plunges off mountain road killing 17 in India

At least 17 children were killed when a school bus plunged off a mountain road in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on Monday, according to local police officials.

Santosh Patial, a senior police officer in Himachal Pradesh said they had recovered 17 bodies.

The bus was carrying more than 30 children when it swerved off the road and fell into a gorge.

Recovery operations got underway after rescue teams reached the scene.

The bus was transporting children studying at a private school in Nurpur town, 300km from Shimla, the state capital.


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