11 people drowned as mini-bus falls into Phalguni river

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Mangalore, Aug 14 (UNI) Eleven people, including school children, women and aged, were drowned when a mini school bus fell into the swollen Phalguni river at Gurupur, near here today.

Police said that the bodies of 11 people were recovered and 25 people were rescued by fire fighters, divers and localists. The deceased included two women, three boys, four girls and two aged persons.

Search is still continuing for five more people feared drowned.

The deceased were identified as Badruddin (28), the driver of the bus, Kamalaksha (33), an electrician, Anush (7), Afeez (7), Afzal Ismail (9), Sabeena (10), Suhana (7), Mushir (7), Saramma (4), Ramlath (20) and Musar (6).

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