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August 10, 1988 | From Reuters
Thirty people drowned when a bus overturned trying to cross a rain-swollen river in the Indian foothills of the Himalayas, a state official said Tuesday.
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June 12, 2000 | From Reuters
A bus plunged into a gorge in northern India on Sunday, killing at least 27 Indian soldiers and injuring more than 20. Police said they feared that a total of 32 soldiers had died in the accident, which occurred in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. A senior police official said the driver lost control and skidded off the road when the brakes failed as he negotiated a bend near Ramban, 110 miles east of Jammu, the state's winter capital. He said 27 bodies had been recovered.
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February 5, 1988 | United Press International
A bus carrying a group to a wedding plunged into a swirling river, drowning 45 people including the bridegroom and 21 members of his family, officials said Thursday. Officials said the accident occurred late Wednesday near Narayangunj village, about 35 miles east of Jabalpur, when a broken drain spewed water across the road, causing the bus to skid and plummet into the adjacent Balai River.
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June 9, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Rescuers laid out rows of bloated bodies in southern India as the death toll from the plunge of a crowded bus into a lake climbed to 94. The bodies of at least 69 people who were trapped inside the wreckage were pulled out as distraught relatives stood by in Davangere, a textile town. The privately owned bus was carrying at least 119 people Monday when one of its tires burst on a bridge, sending the vehicle plummeting 30 feet into the lake.
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September 26, 1988 | Associated Press
Fifty-two people were reported missing Sunday after a bus they were traveling in plunged into a canal in the northern state of Punjab, news accounts said. The bus, en route to New Delhi from Barnala, veered into the canal while attempting to pass a truck, Press Trust of India reported. The driver was among those missing, the news agency said. Eighteen people, including three children, were rescued and taken to area hospitals, government-run television said.
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August 9, 1987 | Associated Press
Police Saturday recovered 68 bodies of victims who died when a bus plunged 90 feet into a canal in northern Uttar Pradesh State, the United News of India reported. The overcrowded bus was carrying 136 passengers and as many as 100 people were feared dead in Friday's accident, which occurred 108 miles northeast of the state capital of Lucknow.
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October 17, 1987 | Associated Press
A bus overturned and caught fire in Punjab state and 14 people were burned to death, the United News of India reported.
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February 7, 1994 | Associated Press
An overcrowded bus collided with a truck and caught fire, killing at least 36 people and injuring 69 others, Indian news reports said Sunday. The accident occurred Saturday night in Shertalai district in the southern state of Kerala, 1,200 miles south of New Delhi. A group of orphans returning to their orphanage after attending a cultural show in Kochi city were among those killed, the United News of India agency reported, but it did not say how many of them died.
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June 9, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Rescuers laid out rows of bloated bodies in southern India as the death toll from the plunge of a crowded bus into a lake climbed to 94. The bodies of at least 69 people who were trapped inside the wreckage were pulled out as distraught relatives stood by in Davangere, a textile town. The privately owned bus was carrying at least 119 people Monday when one of its tires burst on a bridge, sending the vehicle plummeting 30 feet into the lake.
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April 9, 1997 | Reuters
A bus plunged into a 150-foot gorge in northern India on Tuesday, killing at least 38 people and injuring 20, police said. The accident occurred about 50 miles northeast of Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir state, they said.
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March 29, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Five Americans were killed and four injured, three seriously, in a bus crash Thursday near the Indian city of Agra, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said. Local news agencies reported that two Indians also were killed when the bus, carrying 30 passengers, lost control, went into a ditch and rolled over. The Americans were on an excursion organized by the University of Pittsburgh to visit the Taj Mahal.
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February 7, 1994 | Associated Press
An overcrowded bus collided with a truck and caught fire, killing at least 36 people and injuring 69 others, Indian news reports said Sunday. The accident occurred Saturday night in Shertalai district in the southern state of Kerala, 1,200 miles south of New Delhi. A group of orphans returning to their orphanage after attending a cultural show in Kochi city were among those killed, the United News of India agency reported, but it did not say how many of them died.
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August 15, 1992 | Associated Press
A bus carrying 70 passengers plunged into a flooded river in central India, killing 19 people, news reports said Friday. Twenty-five people were reported missing.
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July 6, 1991 | Reuters
At least 40 passengers were killed Thursday when a bus collided with a mail van and then went into a ditch in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state, the Press Trust of India reported Friday.
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March 28, 1990 | United Press International
A private bus with more than 60 people aboard plunged from a bridge west of Calcutta and struck power lines, igniting the vehicle, killing at least 41 people and injuring 20 others, Indian police said. The mishap occurred late Monday night near Kharagpura, about 60 miles west of Calcutta.
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September 26, 1988 | Associated Press
Fifty-two people were reported missing Sunday after a bus they were traveling in plunged into a canal in the northern state of Punjab, news accounts said. The bus, en route to New Delhi from Barnala, veered into the canal while attempting to pass a truck, Press Trust of India reported. The driver was among those missing, the news agency said. Eighteen people, including three children, were rescued and taken to area hospitals, government-run television said.
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