Bus plunges into river in UP’s Varanasi district; 10 killed

Varanasi: As many as 14 people were on Saturday killed and nine others injured when a bus fell into a river near Kalikadham village here, police said.

The bus carrying 24 passengers fell into the Varuna river after hitting the railing along the river, District Collector Ravindra said.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has announced an ex-gratia of Rs one lakh to the kin of each of those killed.

She also announced free treatment for the injured in the mishap.

All the injured have been admitted to a hospital and the condition of four patients is critical, police said.