32 people died and several were injured when a bus crashed into the Banas river on Saturday, Sawai Madhopur, Rajashtan. The accident took place at 7:30 am in the morning, as the 34-seater private bus was travelling from Lalsot in Dausa to visit Ramdevra. According to various reports, the driver of the bus tried to overtake a vehicle on the bridge, but in the struggle, he lost control and the bus broke the railing of the bridge, fell into the bridge with a devastating splash. It is now being reported that the driver was a juvenile and did not know the expert technique to overtake, or even how to operate a bus, which caused him to lose control of the vehicle.
Ambulances and other relief operators were called immediately, but it took them till 10 am to start getting the bodies out of the wreckage and the river. The operation was accomplished by using cutting away the windows of the bus so that the people could be take out. The bodies were then sent to the district hospital. From the casualties, 10 each hailed from Sawai Madhopur and Madhya Pradesh and five were from Uttar Pradesh. After they were examined by the bodies, they were handed over to their families after post-mortem.
Chief Minister of Rajasthan was saddened to hear about the tragic accident, and expressed her feelings in a tweet. Prime Minister Modi also tweeted his sympathies to the people who lost their lives in the accident. He also said that the state government will provide assistance to the people affected by the tragedy and do everything to provide relief to them. Now, the major issue to come from the accident is the question as to why was the juvenile given the authority to drive the bus when he wasn’t fully trained properly.
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
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) December 23, 2017
दुब्बी बनास में हुए बस हादसे के दुखद समाचार से मन व्यथित हो उठा। अधिकारीयों से बात कर स्थिति की जानकारी ली एवं हादसे से प्रभावित लोगों को शीघ्रातिशीघ्र हर संभव सहायता उपलब्ध करने के निर्देश दिए।
— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) December 23, 2017