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SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir (CNN) -- A bus rolled into the fast-flowing Chenab River in northern India, killing at least 20 people, officials said.

The bus was heading from hilly Bhaberwah to the Jammu region in Indian-administered Kashmir.

"The death toll may go up as the rescue efforts are continuing," said K. Rajendra, inspector general of police in the Jammu region, earlier during recovery efforts.

At that point, 16 passengers were taken to the hospital, some in serious condition, he added.

Journalist Mukhtar Ahmad contributed to this report.

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