Death toll in Sawai Madhopur accident mounts to 32

ANI | Updated: Dec 23, 2017 13:37 IST

Sawai Madhopur (Rajasthan) [India], Dec 23 (ANI): At least 32 people were killed in Sawai Madhopur's Dubi area after a bus carrying passengers fell off a bridge into Banas river on Saturday, said District Magistrate KC Varma.

The Prime Minister's Office has expressed grief over the incident and said the state government is closely monitoring the situation.

"Anguished by the bus accident in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased. State Government is closely monitoring the situation, including rescue operations and providing all possible assistance to those affected: PM @narendramodi," the PMO tweeted.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje also took cognizance of the incident and said she has instructed the officials to carry out speedy rescue operations.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi also took to his Twitter handle to express grief over the incident and has asked the party's state unit to help in the rescue operations.

According to a preliminary investigation, high speed can be the reason behind the accident.

All the injured have been admitted to the nearby hospital for treatment.(ANI)