Varanasi, Jan 15 (Agencies): Thirteen people were killed and eight others injured on Saturday when a bus fell into a river near Kalikadham village, police said.

The bus carrying 21 passengers plunged into the Varuna river after hitting the railing along the river, District Collector Ravindra said.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has announced an ex-gratia of Rs one lakh to the kin of victims.

She also announced free treatment for the injured in the mishap.

All the injured have been admitted to a hospital.