Bus carrying Indian artists crashes, killing 27

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NEW DELHI, April 18, (APP/AFP) – At least 27 performing artists, one of them a child, were killed when their bus plunged into a deep gorge in eastern India, police said on Monday.

The 40-strong troupe were returning from a performance late on Sunday when their bus steered off a hilly road and into a 76-metre (250-foot) gorge in Deogarh district of Odisha state.

“Twenty-seven people lost their lives and around 11 were injured,” Sarah Sharma, Deogarh’s superintendent of police told AFP. “One of the dead was a child”.