Western India Bus Accident Claimed 37 Lives

Western India Bus Accident Claimed 37 Lives -- On Tuesday, a bus travelling from the state of Goa to Mumbai suffered an accident in Khed area of Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra state, a place that is about 350 kilometres south of the state's capital Mumbai.

The bus accident claimed at least 37 lives, while 14 sustained head and arm injuries and are now being treated at a nearby medical center. The road mishap occured about dawn.

According to Mahendra Singh Pardesi, head of the Khed police station:
The bus was speeding and the driver probably lost control at the turning ahead of the bridge. It is unclear whether the driver was drunk
The nation's Crime Records Bureau reveals that in 2011, there are about 110k people killed due to road accidents. It breaks down to more than 300 incidents per day.
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(Photo: Washington Post)
Interestingly, according to World Health Organisation (WHO)'s report on road safety, India's road related fatalities are comprised of drivers and or bus passengers, followed by riders of motorbikes / 3-wheelers.

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