22 killed as bus falls into river in Uttar Pradesh

At least 22 people on their way to a wedding were killed and 30 injured when the bus they were travelling in fell into a river in Uttar Pradesh’s Jalaun district, an official said on Wednesday.

“The mishap took place after midnight at Jalaun’s Maharajpura village that shares a border with Madhya Pradesh. The bus skidded off the road and fell into the Pahuj river,” Superintendent of Police Prem Gautam told IANS over phone from Jalaun, about 250 km from Lucknow.

“We believe now no one is trapped inside the bus. We managed to rescue 40 passengers, of which 30 had received injuries in the accident,” he added.

The passengers were on their way from Muraina in Madhya Pradesh to Jalaun to attend a wedding.

Police are hunting for the driver of the bus, who managed to escape following the accident.

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