26 killed, 34 hurt as bus falls off Sawai Madhopur bridge

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Jaipur, Mar. 15 (ANI): At least 26 people, including students and teachers, were killed and 34 injured when the bus in which they were travelling collided with a stationary vehicle and fell off a bridge into a dry river bed in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district on Monday morning.

According to preliminary reports, the mishap occurred along the Sawai Madhopur-Dausa border, 162 km from Jaipur, as the victims were returning home to Jhalawar from an educational trip to Vrindavan.

Twenty-one people died on the spot, while five succumbed to injuries in a hospital, Vikas Kumar, the Superintendent of Police of Sawai Madhopur, was reported, as saying.

The students and teachers belonged to a teacher's training nstitute in Khanpur in Jhalawar. (ANI)

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