Bus crash kills 20 in India-A A +A
Friday, September 27, 2013
NEW DELHI -- At least 20 people were killed after a bus plunged into a gorge in northern India on Friday.
Police officer Gurmer Singh said the accident happened on a mountainous road in Himachal Pradesh state, nearly 330 kilometers (205 miles) north of New Delhi.
He said only one person survived as the bus fell into the 195-meter (500-foot) deep gorge near the town of Nahan.
The cause of the accident is still being investigated as of this posting.
India has the world's deadliest roads, with more than 110,000 people killed annually.
Most crashes are blamed on reckless driving, poorly maintained roads and aging vehicles. (AP)