Bus plunges into gorge in India killing 27 people
MUMBAI, India (AP) -- The death toll from a bus that collided with a truck and plunged into a 120-meter (400-feet) deep gorge in western India has risen to 27.
Police officer Raghunath Yadav says the driver lost control of the bus after it collided with a truck on Thursday near Malshej Ghat, a tourist spot about 160 kilometers (100 miles) northeast of Mumbai.
He initially reported 11 killed but the death toll has since risen to 27 as more bodies were pulled out.
Yadav said 10 others were injured, seven of them in serious condition.
India has the world's deadliest roads, with more than 110,000 people killed annually. Most crashes are blamed on reckless driving, poorly maintained roads and aging vehicles.