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Bus plunges into gorge in eastern India, killing 11 passengers and injuring dozens of others

Indians gather near a passenger bus that overturned after it plunged into a gorge, in Garhwa district of Jharkhand state, India, Monday, March 30, 2015. The accident happened after the bus driver lost control of his vehicle on a sharp curve on a mountain road. The bus was traveling from Raipur city to the neighboring state of Bihar when the accident occurred.(AP Photo)

Indians gather near a passenger bus that overturned after it plunged into a gorge, in Garhwa district of Jharkhand state, India, Monday, March 30, 2015. The accident happened after the bus driver lost control of his vehicle on a sharp curve on a mountain road. The bus was traveling from Raipur city to the neighboring state of Bihar when the accident occurred.(AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

Police say at least 11 people were killed when a bus veered off a mountain road and plunged into a gorge in eastern India.

Police superintendent Priyadarshi Alok said 26 other passengers were injured in the early Monday accident in Garhwa district of Jharkhand state.

The bus from Raipur city was headed to a town in the neighboring state of Bihar when the accident happened.

Alok said the driver lost control of the bus while negotiating a sharp bend in the road. The bus rolled off the road into the gorge and overturned.

India has the world's deadliest roads, with more than 110,000 people killed annually. Most accidents are blamed on reckless driving, poor road maintenance or aging vehicles.