new delhi - A bus accident in the north of India killed about twenty people. Six others were injured, three passengers missing, according to local police.
The bus drove on Wednesday from a mountain road near the city of Dharasu in the state of Uttarakhand and dropped from a 150 meter long slope in a river. According to the first findings, the driver had lost control of the vehicle. Among the dead are the driver and the coach of the bus.
The bus was on its way to the southernmost state of Madhya Pradesh. According to the police, passengers went home after visiting Gangotri's famous Hindu pilgrimage station.
India belongs to the countries with the most traffic deaths in the world. Common causes are bad crowded roads, inadequate vehicles and too fast driving. According to the Indian Ministry of Transport, more than 146,000 people died on the Indian roads in 2015.