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. Nobody

    Ron, Indians do have pride in themselves.

    We have to look back 100s of years to feel proud – our mathematicians invented the number system you use today.

    However, any self-conscious Indian can't help feeling ashamed of it's state today.

    May 14, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. Neil N. Robert

    @Alex: Math and Reading Comprehension fail. 23+3+2 does not = 23

    @Nobody: Depends on whom you ask. According to Judeism, Christianity, and Satanism, yes. According to Shintoism, yes. According to Islam, yes. According to Buddhism, yes - but it's not really mine. According to most Native American belief systems, absolutely. According to ancient Greek and Roman polytheism, yes. According to Scientology, probably not. I'm not a Scientologist, so....yeah.

    If you think God/Allah/Great Spirit/whatnot has no sense of humour, tape your facial expressions while engaging in intercourse. Or look at the platypus.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Indian Hindu

    Ramesh, you seem to be in wrong place, better migrate to Pakistan, i'll sponsor yr expenses..moron!

    May 14, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. anil

    we need to bomb Pakistan

    May 14, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Nobody

    How about this, see if your sense of humor remains intact while you electrocute yourself...

    May 14, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. anil

    pakistan can not win, they harbor terriost to make up for what they lack. (india has beaten pakistan 3 times) hahaha

    pakistan is out gunned, out manned. India has been telling american for a very very very long time, now the americans actually have pakistani that are linked to terriost acts n ow maybe the american can do something.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jack N. Hauf

    I mean, really, there's a billion . . .

    Jack N. Hauf

    May 14, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Nobody

    Neil N. Robert:

    How about this, see if your sense of humor remains intact while you electrocute yourself...

    Do you understand the english word 'empathy' ?

    May 14, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Son of Quagmire

    It is funny how the issue is with third world countries only. It is a real tragedy that so many people died, yet the focus is more on the country's ranking. Think about this, there are thousands of oil leaks each year from countrys that pump oil, yet the only real tragic ones are the Exxon Valdez in the late 80's and the one off the Louisiana coastline. There is no rhyme or reason when things go wrong, it is just a tragedy when they do.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  10. kathy

    VERY SAD.

    EVERY RACE have good and bad people .

    good and bad happening everywhere in the WORLD

    so STOP pointing fingers to other RACE.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jack N. Hauf

    Do you understand the english words over-population, controception, starvation?

    May 14, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Nobody

    Jack. N. Hauf:

    India suffers over-population because:

    1. It is the longest surviviing civilisation that did not
    colonise ( read plunder, steal , exploit) other continents like Europeans

    2. Did not engage in religious violence or start wars like Europeans ( read violence catholics & protestants)

    Finally, the current fertility rate is 2.7 in India. So yes we have heard of contarceptives.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  13. manu

    Politicians are blamed for all the things!
    We the people let the assh**oles become politicians !!!!!!!!!!
    The youth would bring a revolution but thats still years away as the majority of youth today is still poor and gets swayed by the easy money which politicians offer them.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mike

    This is terrible, awful, sad, tragic, a disast-oh wait it happened in India? haha oh well

    May 14, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  15. doe

    these things happen unforseen things befall us all

    May 14, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
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