Bus Crash in India Kills 13

Saturday, a bus carrying scores of members of a music troupe veered off a highway and plunged into a gorge in western India, killing 13 and injuring 29 others, according to police.

The bus was on its way to Mumbai, the financial capital of India, in the state of Maharashtra, from Pune, where the musicians had performed, according to police officer Atul Zende. The precise cause of the accident was initially unknown.

The majority of the deceased passengers, according to Zende, were members of a musical troupe from Mumbai.

He stated that rescue personnel extracted the severely injured from the bus wreckage and transported them to a hospital.

The Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, expressed regret over the tragedy and announced financial assistance for the families of the victims.

India has a high rate of fatal road accidents due to careless driving, inadequately maintained roads, and aging vehicles. According to police, more than 110,000 people are slain annually in road accidents in India.