May 14th, 2010
07:43 AM ET

28 electrocuted in India on bus on way to wedding

Twenty-eight wedding guests were electrocuted Friday as an overhead cable came in contact with their bus in central India, police said.

Twenty-three women, three men and two children died. Five passengers jumped to safety and suffered minor injuries. The bus driver was not injured.

The high-voltage wire touched an iron wardrobe on the roof of the bus as it stopped at Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh state, said top district administrator K.K. Khare.

As passengers began stepping down while holding the steel railings, the current passed to the ground to cause a jolting electric shock in the bus, Khare said.

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  1. Manny HM

    I wonder if some sort of animation can clearly illustrate this incident.
    This is tragic and this can happen anywhere where there are high voltage lines.
    Lessons can be imparted here on how to prevent it and how to deal with it during this accident.

    May 14, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. Kiwi US

    Rob, a&#&hole, it's because of Cheney, you are still breathing. If it's not for people like him all the moslem hordes from pakistan and elsewhere would be sticking bombs up your rear end and everywhere in good ole usa. Get it thru your thick f&#^!#@ head, you m@#&@# F&#&@#. Go live in f@&#& moslem country....see how quickly they chop your tongue and hands off.

    May 14, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. dewan

    Ok...28 problem...give $10 to their next of kin!!!

    May 14, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  4. whuttupper

    28 fewer potential terrorists to worry abut.

    May 14, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  5. IHustle

    I find this news shocking

    May 14, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  6. ELITE

    Tragic news.. If you guys cant say something nice stay quiet...

    You dont start analysing details the day of a tragedy.. leave that for a later time..

    Also there is no reason to bring in Pakistan or Muslims in your comments.

    May 14, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  7. Greg

    It's because of Cheney that you live....why because he didn't blow my face off with a shotgun? Cheney is as much a radical as most in the Taliban..maybe thats why he understood them. What is a Moslem country anyway? is it a Muslim country that worships the big "O" instead of that false prophet Allah?

    May 14, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  8. richard

    no rob dick chaney was not on the bus. he was on yo mama

    May 14, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  9. Maxwell

    American ignorance at its finest. Who's the last Indian Terrorist to harm you ? You wonder why all your jobs are headed to China and India. Stop making babies you can't care for, sniffing glue, or denying that you need scocialized medecine. You'd think by now you'd know who your enemies are. We in the rest of the Western world watch your ignorance and sheer stupidity in awe.

    May 14, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  10. Nomis

    This needs repeating thanks to Beth:

    What is wrong with people? This is a tragedy! Stop arguing over the details of what happened, who cares how it happened?! People were killed! I don't know what saddens me more, the deaths or the heartless comments.

    Good job Beth.

    May 14, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  11. Robcokc

    WOW we have the worst Mass-Transit system in the USA but we still don't electrocute the riders. Give the republicans here enough time and I am sure that they will figure out that the majority of the people riding Mass-Transit in Oklahoma are democrats and they will figure out a way to electrocute them.... HA HA

    May 14, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  12. Andy

    This is the problem when you have 1 Billion people in your country. 28 less is a good news not a bad news. No real motivation to take care of your people. India is one of the most corrupted country in the world. There have been Whispers about India becoming SuperPower which probably will never happen with these corrupt politicians and corrupt bureacracy.

    May 14, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  13. Sally

    Who cares.

    May 14, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  14. Pico

    LOL... you're so right.. in America we don't electrocute riders of mass transit. We just blow out the windows of some poor saps car .. just because he had a gasoline container in the back seat.... all in the name of the fineset anti terrorism security force in the world.

    May 14, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  15. Joe Black

    Note to self-

    Stay off the buses in India when visiting!

    May 14, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
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