8 killed, over 40 injured as wedding bus crash in India

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At least eight people were killed and over 40 injured in a ghastly road accident in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, police said on Sunday. The incident late on Saturday night when the private bus they were travelling in fell into a valley on the Ghat road near Bhakarpet while negotiating a steep curve, the police added.

The victims belonged to the Anantapuramu dis-trict and were on their way to a wedding engagement scheduled for Sunday morning. Over-speeding re-sulted in the accident, a senior police official said.

As it was pitch-dark, the rescue operation took a lot of time. —AP

 

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