June 9, 1999 |
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.
April 9, 1997 |
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.
March 29, 1996 |
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.
February 7, 1994 |
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.
August 15, 1992 |
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.
July 6, 1991 |
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.