32 killed in Rajasthan bus accident

At least 32 people were killed and 10 injured when a passenger bus fell into a river on Saturday near Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur, police said. The Sawai Madhopur-Lalsot bus was driven by a 16-year-old conductor who lost control due to over-speeding, officials said. The bus skidded and fell off a bridge into the Banas river. According to witnesses, the bus was trying to overtake another vehicle on the narrow bridge. All the injured were rushed to a nearby hospital, the police added.
The Prime Minister's Office has expressed grief over the incident and said the state government is closely monitoring the situation. "Anguished by the bus accident in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased. State Government is closely monitoring the situation, including rescue operations and providing all possible assistance to those affected: PM @narendramodi," the PMO tweeted. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje also took cognizance of the incident and said she has instructed the officials to carry out speedy rescue operations. Congress President Rahul Gandhi also took to his Twitter handle to express grief over the incident and has asked the party's state unit to help in the rescue operations.