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Dozens killed as bus crashes off road in India

The bus was on its way to New Delhi from Lucknow.

A crane recovers a damaged in Agra, India (Pawan Sharma/AP)
A crane recovers a damaged in Agra, India (Pawan Sharma/AP)

At least 29 people have been killed after a bus they were travelling in smashed through the boundary wall of an expressway bridge and plunged off the road in northern India.

Most passengers were sleeping when the accident occurred near Agra in Uttar Pradesh, according to a government spokesman.

The bus was on its way to New Delhi from Lucknow, the state capital.

The spokesman said 18 injured passengers were taken to hospital, with six of them in a serious condition.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.

“The bus was speeding and the driver probably dozed off,” said a district magistrate.

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