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32 Killed in Indian Road Accidents

Indian authorities say at least 32 people have been killed in two road accidents in northern and western parts of the country.

Officials in Indian Kashmir say at least 15 people died when a bus veered off a steep mountain road and plunged into a gorge. Reports from the area say at least 15 other people were injured but survived Wednesday's accident.

Survivors say the driver lost control of the bus on a sharp curve, and the vehicle plunged 250 meters down a mountainside. Villagers and police used ropes to reach the wreck.

Hours later, in western Gujarat state, a truck carrying sacks of salt and 19 people overturned and crashed into a flooded ditch. Local officials say 17 people did not survive the plunge.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.