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Bus falls off bridge in India, killing 30

By Harmeet Shah Singh, CNN
June 16, 2012 -- Updated 0748 GMT (1548 HKT)
  • The crash is a result of speeding, police say
  • The bus was traveling to western India

Mumbai, India (CNN) -- A speeding bus plunged off a bridge in central India on Saturday, killing 30 people and injuring 16 others, authorities said.

It was traveling from the southern city of Hyderabad to the site of a shrine in western Maharashtra when the accident occurred, said Dattaray Karale, a local police chief.

The bus was speeding, the police chief said.

The accident occurred in Osmanabad, about 400 kilometers (249 miles) from Mumbai.