India bus falls off bridge, killing as many as 32

A speeding bus fell from a bridge in India on Saturday, killing as many as 32 and injuring at least 20.

The bus was traveling from the southern city of Hyderabad to a shrine in western Maharashtra when it fell from a bridge in Osmanabad district before dawn Saturday, reported the Associated Press. Authorities are working to identify the victims and determine the cause of the accident.

According to CNN, local police chief Dattaray Karale said the bus was speeding.

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Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has expressed grief over the accident and directed Chief Secretary Pankaj Dwivedi to help those injured, reported the Hindustan Times. Family members of those onboard the bus rushed to the office of the travel agency that ran the trip to find out the condition of their relatives.

India has the highest annual road death toll in the world, according to the World Health Organization, with most accidents being caused by speeding, careless driving and poor road conditions, reported the New York Daily News. Twenty-four Hindu pilgrims were killed in May when their bus hit a truck and fell into a river in northern India. Nearly 366 people died each day on India's roads in 2010, according to the National Crime Records Bureau.