Agra, July 9 -- At least 29 people were killed and 25 injured when an Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) bus fell into a drain after breaching a barrier along the Yamuna Expressway near Agra early on Monday as the driver fell asleep and lost control of the vehicle, police said.

The air-conditioned "Janrath" bus, travelling from Lucknow to Delhi's Anand Vihar terminal, had more than 50 passengers on board, police added. The accident occurred at 4.30am in Etmadpur, around 200km from Delhi.

State officials said that it appeared the driver dozed off at the wheel and lost control of the bus, which then veered into a drain. "Twenty-nine people, including the driver, were killed," said NG Ravi Kumar, Agra district magistrate...