More than 40 die as bus plunges into gorge in India


At least 44 people have been killed and dozens more injured in India's Himachal Pradesh after a bus plunged into a gorge.

Officials said at least 60 people were on board when the packed bus veered off the road and fell into a 500-foot gorge near Banjar in the mountainous Kullu district.

Images from the scene showed the mangled bus lying beside a stream.

An investigation to determine the cause of the crash has been launched, with preliminary reports suggesting that the driver lost control at a sharp curve.

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