New Delhi : Fifty people died when a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims plunged into a valley in southern India yesterday. The bus carrying 80 people was returning from the famous Hindu temple of Kondagattu Anjaneya Swamy in the hilly southern state of Telangana when it skidded off the road.
Broken glass, slippers and luggage lay scattered next to lifeless bodies that were lined up at the scene, as locals pulled out survivors from the mangled vehicle. They then carried them uphill to get medical attention. Some climbed onto the bus and others tried to reach the injured through the front portion which was completely smashed.