Death Toll Rises 41 in Gujarat Bus Accident


Gandhinagar: 41 people died after a state transport bus in which they were travelling fell from a bridge into Purna river in Navsari district in south Gujarat on Saturday, police said.

According to police, the number of casualties is likely to rise. “Twenty bodies have been taken out from the river after the bus fell off a bridge into Purna river near Supa village,” Superintendent of Police, Navsari, M S Bharada told.

“The bus was going from Navsari to Ukai when the accident took place. We do not know the exact number of people travelling in the bus, but it is said that it was full (to capacity),” the officer said.

He said the agencies like police, fire brigade, and 108 ambulance services were engaged in rescue operation at the spot. “Casualties can rise,” Bharada said, adding the injured passengers were rushed to various hospitals in Navsari.