NEW DELHI: Twenty-nine people were killed when the bus in which they were travelling in skidded off the six-lane Yamuna Expressway near Delhi and fell 50 feet into a large drain. Seventeen people were injured.
The 165-km-long expressway connects Noida with Agra in Uttar Pradesh. The state government-run bus, carrying 46 people, was going from Lucknow to Delhi when the accident happened on a stretch of the expressway near Agra this morning, the police said.
"The bus was speeding and the driver may have dozed off," Agra District Magistrate Ravi Kumar told reporters.
In a video, a group of rescuers - their feet half buried in wet mud as they walked about the debris - are seen pulling out bodies from the twisted metal parts of the white bus, whose roof had been ripped off in the middle by the force of the impact after it smashed the safety railing and fell on the black waters of the large drain.