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2 July, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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48 dead as bus falls into gorge in India

The Times of India

DEHDADUN: In one of the worst bus accidents in the history of Uttarakhand, at least 48 people were killed and 11 got injured after a private bus they were travelling in plunged into a 60-meter-deep gorge in Dhumakot tehsil of Pauri district yesterday morning, reports The Times of India.

The 28-seater bus carrying 58 persons was on its way to Ramnagar in Nainital district when the fatal mishap took place on Pipli-Bhaun motor road at around 8:40am.

Giving details, senior superintendent of police of Pauri Jagat Ram Joshi told TOI, “There are 47 confirmed casualties in the accident and 11 persons got injured, who have been taken to hospitals in Ramnagar and Haldwani for treatment. The seriously injured are being air lifted to Dehradun.”

The State Disaster Response Force and Pauri police rushed to the spot and launched a rescue and relief operation. From Dehradun, DIG Garhwal Pushpak Jyoti and additional SDRF team also left for the accident spot in a chopper.

While expressing grief over the accident, chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat announced Rs 2 lakh each to kin of victims who lost their lives in the accident and Rs 50,000 each to the injured persons.

 

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