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7 killed, 40 injured as bus plunges into a canal

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Solapur, Apr 20 (UNI) Seven people were killed and 40 injured when a private luxury bus carrying 60 passengers fell into a dry canal on on the Kurduwadi-Barshi Highway.

Solapur Rural Police said the accident occurred yesterday after the driver lost control of the bus.

Most passengers were asleep at the time of the accident, police said. They sustained injuries on the head and shoulders. The trapped passengers were rescued after the roof of the bus was cut.

The passengers were proceeding to Udgir from Mumbai when the accident occurred at Ridore Village near Barshi taluka. The injured were admitted to JagdaleMama Hospital in Barshi, police added.

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