47 dead as bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand


Uttarakhand, Accident/: At least forty-seven passengers were killed after the bus they were travelling fell into a gorge in Uttarakhand’s Paudi Garhwal district this morning.

Reports said that 45 of them died on the spot and the critically injured were rushed to the hospital. The accident happened on the Pipali-Bhoan motorway in Pauri Garhwal’s Nainidanda block

It is said that about 50 passengers were in the 28-seater which was headed for Ramnagar from Bhoan.

The police as well as the National Disaster Management team were pressed into service Soon after the incident was known.

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has announced a compensation of Rs. 2 lakh each for the families of the dead and Rs. 50,000 each for the injured.


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