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    Bus Accident in Western India Kills 30 - Local Authorities

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A bus fell into a deep gorge near Raigad district in India's western state of Maharashtra on Saturday, killing 30 people, Vinod Tawde, a minister in the Maharashtra government, said.

    "30 people, including students of Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, fatally injured after a bus falls down a mountain road on Mumbai-Goa highway near Raigad. Rescue operation underway," Tawde said on Twitter.

    The passengers were reportedly heading to the town of Mahabaleshwar for a weekend picnic.

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    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his condolences over the tragic incident.

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