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17 dead in Indian bus crash

Breaking News2018-06-13

At least 17 people were killed when an overnight bus overturned on a highway in India. Worsening traffic conditions are being blamed for a series of bus accidents this year.The bus veered into a divider in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. 25 of the more than 60 people on board were taken to the hospital with severe injuries.Some passengers say the bus was speeding and police suspect the driver may have dozed off.Over the past 6 months alone, more than 120 people have been killed in 5 bus accidents in India.Local media are urging the government to take steps to deal with worsening traffic conditions, which they say are a consequence of rapid economic growth.(NHK)

At least 17 people were killed when an overnight bus overturned on a highway in India. Worsening traffic conditions are being blamed for a series of bus accidents this year.The bus veered into a divider in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. 25 of the more than 60 people on board were taken to the hospital with severe injuries.Some passengers say the bus was speeding and police suspect the driver may have dozed off.Over the past 6 months alone, more than 120 people have been killed in 5 bus accidents in India.Local media are urging the government to take steps to deal with worsening traffic conditions, which they say are a consequence of rapid economic growth.

(NHK)

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