In a gruesome accident in the state of Karnataka, more than two dozen people lost their lives.
It emerged that most of the school children who died were school children.
Police said that a private bus was travelling and it suddenly fell into VC canal in Mandya district of the state.
Administration sources said that the death toll is likely to rise.
The administration launched a rescue operation is underway as district officials along with locals are still recovering bodies from the canal.
As per locals, the bus, which was en route to Mandya from Pandavapura, was completely submerged under water.
It emerged that most of the victims are school children, who were returning home after half-day at school.
In the meantime, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has expressed shock over the incident and rushed to the spot. >