A packed bus has plunged into a gorge killing at least 55 people and injuring several others in southern India.
Four children were among the dead in the horrific crash, which occurred just before noon in Telangana today, according to reports.
The bus, part of the state-run network, was returning from a hilltop temple in the district of Jagtial, about 118 miles from Hyderabad, a district official said.
Authorities described the tragedy as one of the worst such accidents this year.
In the horrific aftermath, bodies were strewn across the ground as rescue workers crowded around the bus.
"The driver lost control and the bus skidded off the road and fell into the valley," a top district official, G. Narendhar, told Reuters.