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Bystanders look on as a crane lifts the wreckage of a bus which crashed in the village of Charabari, Kamrup District, some 60 km from Guwahati, Assam on May 31. Dozens of members of a wedding party were killed in India's northeastern state of Assam when their bus plunged into a gorge after hitting a wooden bridge, police said. Among the dead were the groom and his relatives, who were travelling to the bride's house to attend wedding rituals. Local people rushed to the scene and tried to save passengers trapped inside the vehicle, TV channels reported.
A policeman covers the bodies of victims of a bus accident in Charabari village on May 31.
Reuters reports from GUWAHATI, India:
At least 31 people were killed in India's remote north-eastern region early Tuesday when a bus carrying more than 40 people returning from a marriage party skidded off a wooden bridge and fell into a pond, police said. Local villagers attempted to save those trapped inside the bus as it began to sink, before police and a disaster response team reached the scene. Six people were pulled alive from the bus and taken to a local hospital. Continue reading.