A young driver has killed 33 persons, including himself, after the bus he was driving veered off a bridge in northern Indian and plunging into a river. The British Broadcasting Corporation said the Indian Police confirmed the incident, saying the untrained 16-year-old driver lost control and broke through a railing before falling 30m (100 ft) into the Banas river.
Local reports said the passengers were travelling to the Ramdevji Hindu temple in Sawai Madhopur district. Most of the bodies have been retrieved and the injured taken to local hospitals.
Most of the victims, who included women and children, drowned.
Rescue services used steel cutters to extract those trapped inside the vehicle, which lay almost entirely submerged under the concrete bridge. The bus was later dragged onto the river bank.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed anguish at the accident and said his thoughts were with the families of those who died.