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Bus accident in north-east India leaves 27 dead

NEW DELHI, May 31 (KUNA) -- At least 27 people died in India's north-eastern state of Assam on Tuesday morning, when the bus they were travelling fell into a deep gorge, reported the New Delhi Television (NDTV).
The ill-fated bus was carrying the dead to a marriage party. Among the victims was the bridegroom.
Meanwhile, the death toll is expected to rise further as eight passengers have been taken to a nearby hospital, and some of them are said to be in a critical condition.
A total of 27 dead bodies could be recovered from the site of the accident, and rescue work is ongoing.(end) py.wsa KUNA 311009 May 11NNNN