44 killed in Uttarakhand bus accident as bus falls into a gorge

Uttarakhand accident

The Hush Post: In a shocking incident, 44 passengers were killed after the bus they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand this morning.

Eight of the passengers are injured out of whom three are serious.

The mishap took place on the Pipali-Bhoan motorway in Pauri Garhwal’s Nainidanda block. The police and a team from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are doing the rescue operations.

According to reports, there were more about 50 passengers travelling in this 28-seater mini-bus which was on its way to Ramnagar from Bhoan. What led to the accident is not known yet but the bus fell 100 metres deep and fell into a rivulet.

The injured were rushed to the hospital in Dehradun using the helicopters. The number of casualties is expected to rise, said Garhwal commissioner Dilip Jawalkar.

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