Mumbai, March 19: At least 37 people were killed after a bus on its way from Goa to Mumbai fell into a river near Khed Junction in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra early on Tuesday morning. Seventeen others were injured out of whom the condition of five were said to be critical. The injured were being treated at Khed civil hospital.
Some foreigners were also travelling in the fateful bus. One Russian national had been rescued later.
Initial reports said the driver of the vehicle lost control on the Jagbudi bridge and the bus fell into the Jagbudi River. Police were probing whether the driver of the bus was drunk. He was sent for a medical test.
Official sources said the rescue operation was over and the traffic had been cleared on the route.