A 55-year-old woman died and 30 pilgrims were injured when a bus plunged into a valley in the forest area of Maredumilli in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, police said.
The bus carrying 35 devotees from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh was returning from a Ram temple at Bhadrachalam in Telangana, police said.
The victims were proceeding to take a holy dip in Pushkar ghat of Godavari in Rajahmundry.
When the bus reached Tiger Camp in Maredumilli forest area, the driver lost balance while negotiating a narrow curve, and the bus plunged into the valley, the police said.
According to the police, the 30 injured have been rushed to Rampachodavaram government hospital.
The body has been sent for postmortem while four others escaped unhurt, he added.
As it was a forest area, rescue teams took time to reach the spot and begin work, police said.