UTTARAKHAND: Forty-eight passengers were killed after their bus fell into a gorge in Uttarakhand’s Paudi Garhwal district this morning. While 45 of them died on the spot, the critically injured were rushed to the hospital. The accident happened on the Pipali-Bhoan motorway in Pauri Garhwal’s Nainidanda block.
The police and a team from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are engaged in rescue operations.
According to reports, about 50 passengers were travelling in a 28-seater which was headed for Ramnagar from Bhoan. The reason for the accident isn’t known yet, police said.
The incident occurred near Gween village when the overloaded private bus fell into the 200-metre-deep gorge, Pauri Superintendent of Police Jagat Ram Joshi said.
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