Children killed as school bus plunges into river18/02/2012 - 12:40:59
At least six children were killed when a school bus plunged into a river in the Indian resort of Goa.
Police divers and rescuers were searching the waters for another eight people still missing.
The bus went into the Kalvi River this morning about 18 miles from Goa’s capital Panaji.
Police say the driver lost control and jumped along with the bus conductor from the vehicle. Both were unhurt.
Police director-general Kishan Kumar said rescuers pulled the bus from the water and recovered the bodies of six children and one adult.
Military helicopters and residents with canoes were helping the search and rescue effort.
Goa’s government offered 200,000 rupees (€3,061) in compensation to victims’ families.
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