Maharashtra, Sept 28: A bus with at least eight passengers on board was washed away in the flooded river in Umerkhed area of Maharashtra today.
According to the sources, the bus got trapped in the powerful water currents, the driver lost control and the vehicle with the passengers toppled into the river.
At least four of the passengers managed to climb onto the bus’s roof and three were rescued by the villagers.
“We have launched a search and rescue operation to trace and save the other victims,” said Employment Guarantee Minister Sandipanrao Bhumre, who is the Guardian Minister of Yavatmal.
Top district police officials, ST officers and fire brigade teams have rushed to the spot to rescue the victims.