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28 children feared dead in Pakistan bus crash

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • The school bus plunged into the Jhelum River
  • About 35 school children were on board
  • 15 bodies have been recovered so far
  • Pakistan

(CNN) -- At least 28 children were feared killed when a school bus plunged into a river in northern Pakistan Tuesday, the official news agency said.

The driver lost control of the bus carrying about 35 children and tumbled from an elevated road into the Jhelum River near the city of Muzaffarabad, police told the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP).

Five children and the driver were injured in the crash.

Divers have recovered 15 bodies so far as well as the wreckage of the van. Authorities were investigating the cause of the accident, the APP said.