Passengers burned to death in India bus crash

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At least 21 people have burned death after a bus fell into a ditch and caught fire in central India, say.

Constable Vikram Singh, at police control room in Panna district, said the from Monday’s crash may rise as police teams cut into the wreckage of the charred bus.

Panna district is in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

Singh said another 14 people had been injured, adding it was not clear how many were travelling on the private bus.

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He said the cause of the accident was also being investigated.

Road accidents are common in India due to rash driving and poor conditions of roads and vehicles.

Elsewhere in India, in Sangli district, nine people have been and five others were injured in Monday evening’s fireworks factory blast.

It is still not clear how the fire had started. Accidental explosions are common at Indian fireworks factories.

In 2012, 34 people were killed and 30 others were injured as a massive blaze at a fireworks factory in the southern Tamil Nadu state.