Double-decker bus crash in India kills 29

The wreckage of the bus
The wreckage of the bus Photo credit: BBC/Screenshot

At least 29 people have been killed, and 18 injured after the bus they were in plunged off a motorway bridge in India.

The vehicle was on its way to New Delhi early on Monday morning when it's believed the driver fell asleep at the wheel. 

The bus hit a divider on the Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh state and fell into a gap between two flyovers, reports Al Jazeera.

It fell into a drain below the road, crushing the top deck of the bus, which made rescue efforts difficult.

Locals who witnessed the crash rushed to assist and rescue the injured passengers.

Road accidents are common in India, with one occurring every four minutes according to BBC.

The Yamuna Expressway is India's longest six-lane highway. About 900 people have been killed on the Expressway since it opened in 2012. 



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