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Bus accident kills 29 in northern India



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Media Title The bus has strayed off the road in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

At least 29 people were killed after a bus in which they drove off a freeway drained the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

The crash occurred early Monday near the city of Agra, 336 km from the state capital Lucknow.

The bus carried about 50 people and traveled from Lucknow to the Indian capital Delhi.

Traffic accidents often occur in India.

Locals rushed to the rescue and rescued 20 injured passengers.

The driver reportedly fell asleep and lost control of the double-decker bus before he pulled off a freeway and plunged into a canal below.

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65 km long Yamuna Expressway from Delhi to Agra is one of the longest six-lane highways in India.

About 900 people were killed on the Internet According to authorities since its opening in the 2012.

Traffic accidents in India are usually blamed for poorly maintained vehicles, poor driving and the condition of roads.

Correspondents say that buses in rural India are often old and rickety. Many do not follow or enforce basic security measures – it is not uncommon for people to crowd on buses or even drive on the roof if they can not find a seat.


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