Bus Accident
Bus accident. [Representational Image]Reuters File

At least nine people, including five women and the driver, were killed and 26 injured in a bus accident in Assam's Nagaon district on Sunday morning.

The incident took place at around 1:30am when an Assam State Transport Corporation bus hit a railing of a small bridge and rolled down into a roadside gorge at Uluani in Nagaon.

Of the nine deceased, eight passengers died soon after the accident took place while a woman succumbed to injuries in the hospital, according to The Times of India report.

"At Natoli, the bus hit the railing of a bridge and fell into the gorge," IANS quoted a police official as saying.

The injured passengers were rushed to Nagaon hospital, from where five who have suffered severe injuries were referred to the Gauhati Medical College Hospital in Kalita.

With 35 passengers on board, the chartered bus was travelling from Lakhimpur district to the state capital Guwahati, where they had to catch a train to Delhi on Sunday morning.

However, the passengers met with the accident reportedly about 100km ahead of their final destination.