5 Nov 2008

Bus crash kills 46 as driver changes music

12:19 pm on 5 November 2008

Forty-six people were killed when a bus plunged down a deep gorge in northern India after the driver lost control while changing the music.

The bus was travelling between two tourist resorts in Himachal Pradesh state on Tuesday when it veered off the road 16km east of the state capital, Shimla.

Reckless driving and poor road conditions frequently cause accidents with high death tolls in India.

In October, at least 23 people died in a bus crash in the northeastern state of Assam.