Police say 15 killed after 2 buses collide in southern India

AP News
Posted: Oct 17, 2015 3:19 AM

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — At least 15 people headed for a wedding have been killed when a mini-bus they were riding collided with another bus in southern India, police said Saturday.

Ten others were injured in the head-on collision that occurred early Saturday when the wedding guests were traveling to Malakonda town in Andhra Pradesh state, said police Superintendent C. Srikant.

Both vehicles were speeding when the accident occurred. The minibus was carrying around 45 wedding guests, while the other vehicle had four people in it.

Both the vehicles were traveling at high speed when they collided head-on and fell into a ditch," Srikant said.

All 15 who were killed were occupants of the minibus, and most were women and children, he said.

India has the world's deadliest roads, with more than 110,000 people killed annually. Most crashes are blamed on reckless driving, poorly maintained roads and aging vehicles.