The accident occurred in the noon near Kanakanamaradi of Pandavapura taluk, reports added.
25 people have died. I believe the driver was not driving properly, I will find out, take some more inputs: Deputy Karnataka CM G Parameshwara on the incident where a bus fell into a canal near Mandya in Karnataka today. pic.twitter.com/8aHjXLXhTM
Most of the victims are school children, they said, adding that they were returning home after half-a-day at school.
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has spoken to district in-charge minister C S Puttaraju and district Deputy Commissioner and directed them to visit the spot immediately and oversee the rescue operation.
Karnataka: Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy visits the site of the accident where 25 people died after a bus fell into a canal near Mandya; announces a compensation for Rs 5 lakh for the families of the deceased pic.twitter.com/IEFOQsV3SQ