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New Delhi Correspondent
At least 25 people were killed when a bus carrying them fell into a canal in southern Indian state of Karnataka on Saturday, Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara said.
“25 people have died. I believe the driver was not driving the bus properly. I will find out the reason for the accident,” The incident took place around noon near he said.
Locals said the bus, which was on its way to Mandya from Pandavapura and was completely submerged under the water in the canal in Mandya district. A boy managed to jump out of the bus and is believed to be the lone survivor, the Indian media outlets said.
According to a statement released by the Chief Minister’s Office, Kumaraswamy has spoken to district in-charge minister C S Puttaraju and district Deputy Commissioner and directed them to visit the spot immediately and oversee the rescue operation.