India Bus Accidents Leave 58 Dead
Mar. 08, 2000
AMRITSAR, India (AP) _ A bus crammed with wedding guests crashed on a mountain road in northern India today, killing the groom and 41 other people.
The bus swerved out of control and plunged into a gorge 170 miles southeast of Amritsar, police said. Another 31 people in the wedding party were seriously injured.
Two other bus accidents in northern Indian states today killed a total of 16 people.
A speeding passenger train hit a bus at an unguarded railroad crossing, killing 10 and injuring 32, Press Trust of India news agency reported. And police said a bus carrying paramilitary soldiers skidded on the wet road and fell down a mountain in Jammu-Kashmir state, killing six and injuring 36.