24 killed in road accident in northeast India

NEW DELHI – At least 24 passengers were killed and more than five went missing when a bus carrying a marriage party fell into a river early Tuesday morning the Kamrup district of the northeast Indian state of Assam, said police.

The bus, carrying around 40 passengers from Guwahati to Tihu, fell into a river after a crossing wooden" bridge collapsed, said police.

Road accident rate in India is among the highest in the world, with at least 100,000 killed each year on the road.