A fatal accident in Karnataka’s Mandya district claimed 23 lives and injured several others, as a bus carrying over 30 passengers plunged into VC canal of Cauvery river on Saturday, 24 November.

The reason for the accident is yet to be known but according to reports, the bus fell off at around 12:40pm after the driver lost his control over the brakes.

The bus was heading from Pandavapura to Mandya .

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, who is also in Mandya, is likely to visit the accident spot soon.

The police said that most of the deceased were children and the death toll is expected to rise. Efforts are on to rescue the other passengers and to retrieve the bodies.

More details are awaited.

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