11 killed in India as bus plunges into river

NEW DELHI (AP) - At least nine schoolchildren and two adults are dead after a speeding school bus plunged into a river in southern India.

Police say they rescued 14 children and were searching for seven others believed to be missing after Thursday's incident.

Police officer Narayanan, who uses one name, says the driver lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a sharp bend on the outskirts of Mangalore, a city nearly 1,185 miles (1,900 kilometers) southwest of New Delhi.

Deadly road accidents are common in India and are often caused by poor driving, old and overloaded vehicles and bad roads.

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