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At least 48 killed, dozen injured after bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

Rescue operations are being carried out by the police and SDRF personnel

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

bus accident, Uttarakhand
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A bus fell into a gorge in Uttarakhand's district this morning, killing at least 48 people and injuring over a dozen, the police said.

The incident occurred near in the district when the overloaded private bus, on its way to Ramnagar, fell into the 200-metre-deep gorge, Superintendent of Police Jagat Ram Joshi said.

The SP, who rushed to the spot after receiving information about the incident, said at least 40 people were killed and over 12 injured, who have been rushed to a hospital in

However, the exact cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained, he said.

DIG Garhwal range Sanjay Gunjyal said, rescue operations are being carried out by the police and SDRF personnel, while senior officials have rushed to the spot.

Governor and Chief Minister expressed grief over the loss of lives in the accident and instructed the district administration to extend all help to the injured and the kin of the deceased.

First Published: Sun, July 01 2018. 18:52 IST