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Bus plunges into river in India, killing 22

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • At least 25 others are injured
  • Police say the driver was drunk

(CNN) -- At least 22 people were killed when a passenger bus plunged into a river in central India, police said Thursday.

Twenty-five others were injured and taken to a local hospital. Police are still searching for three missing passengers.

The accident Wednesday occurred in Madhya Pradesh state.

It was caused by a "drunk" bus driver, said S.P. Singh, a local police superintendent.

India has the highest annual road death toll in the world, according to the World Health Organization.