28 drown as vehicle plunges into lake in southern India

11:42, December 15, 2010      

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At least 28 people, including 24 women and four children, drowned when the vehicle they were traveling skidded off the road and plunged into a lake in the southern Indian city of Mysore Tuesday evening, reported Press Trust of India Wednesday.

The mishap occurred when the passengers from a village on the outskirts of the city were returning home after attending a wedding in a nearby village, said the report.

The driver lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid a pothole.

Authorities recovered 28 bodies. Five people were rescued and admitted to hospital.

Source: Xinhua


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