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Bus crash kills 20 in India

September 27, 2013

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police say 20 people have died after a bus plunged into a gorge in northern India.

Police officer Gurmer Singh said Friday’s accident happened on a mountainous road in Himachal Pradesh state, nearly 330 kilometers (205 miles) north of New Delhi.

Singh says only one person survived as the bus fell into the 195-meter (500-foot) deep gorge near the town of Nahan. The cause of the accident is being investigated.

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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