Children drown in India bus crash

School children among at least 44 dead as bus plunges into canal in Gujarat state.

    Many of the dead were children on their way to school [AFP]
    "The driver seems to have lost control and the bus broke through a protective railing, plunging it into the canal," the police official said.
     
    "Forty-four bodies have been fished out of the canal so far," police officer M S Bhabhor, who was supervising emergency operations at the accident site, said.
     
    The Press Trust of India news agency said rescuers fished four children from the water alive after the accident.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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