It was a tragic day in Indian after 28 people, of which most of them were children, drowned on Saturday after their bus plunged into a canal.
According to the Police, 28 bodies from the private passenger bus after it veered off the road and fell into the canal in the Mandya district of the southern state of Karnataka.
A police officer at the scene told AFP that many of the victims were school children returning to their homes.
“Many children are among the 28 dead,” a police official told AFP by phone.
Police could not provide the exact number of passengers on board or the cause of the crash but said the driver was apparently speeding.
According to the video footage on television showed locals were using ropes to reach the submerged bus and pull out the bodies, emergency workers and divers joined the volunteers to help.
State chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy promised to help the families.