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Overcrowded bus plunges into gorge in India, killing 30

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Officials say at least 30 people have been killed when an overcrowded bus plunged off a mountain road into a gorge in northern India.

Chief Minister of Uttarakhand state Trivendra Rawat says the bus skidded and fell into a 700-foot (213-meter) deep gorge.
Rawat says about a dozen others are injured.

Senior police official Sanjay Gunjiyal says rescue work is being hampered by inclement weather. He says rescuers have so far pulled out 20 bodies.

The bus was carrying daily commuters. 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.

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