Bus washed away by swollen river

A bus carrying around 70 passengers was washed away on Thursday when it was crossing a flooded bridge over Bhairabbanki river in West Bengal's Bankura district.

Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar said 43 passengers were rescued from the bus with the help of local people and search for the rest of the passengers was continuing.

Earlier, police sources had said that the body of a male was recovered from near the bus.

Kumar, however, said that he had not received any report of casualty in the incident.

He said that the bus was coming from Jhargram and going to Durgapur when it washed away as it was crossing Amritpal bridge near Phulkusuma village at about 1330 hours.

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