Bus carrying passengers gets stuck after river overflows, rescued by officials in northern India
Police officials came to the aid of a bus that had gotten stuck along with its passengers while crossing a river in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh.
This happened in Mandawali region in Bijnor on July 22.
Visuals showed the bus with all the passengers inside as it was stranded in the middle of the overflowing river. Water flowed at a strong current in the area with two men standing on top of the vehicle. A crane was also seen nearby as it attempted to help pull the bus out of the water. Some people stood on a nearby bridge and watched it happen.
According to a report, the bus was headed from the Nepal border to Haridwar with 40 passengers inside. This happened when it was trying to cross the area. It has to be kept in mind that after a damage to the bridge in 2016 and since then, vehicles commute using the ramp underneath. This bus got stuck after heavy rainfall led to an increase of water level in the area. The vehicle could have taken a separate route but that would have meant a detour of 10km. Instead, it chose to travel using that path and ended up getting stuck.
The crane eventually was successful in rescuing the bus and the panicked passengers inside it. Fortunately, no one was injured.
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