13 Aug 2012

Fatal bus crash in India

1:45 pm on 13 August 2012

A passenger bus has plunged into a deep gorge in northern India, killing at least 39 people.

Reports say the crash happened when the bus veered off the road in the mountainous region of Himachal Pradesh. It was travelling from Chamba to Bharmaur.

Thirty-one people were killed when a passenger bus tumbled into a gorge in north-east India three days before.

More than 110,000 people are killed every year on roads in India.