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Six killed, 20 injured as bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

Six passengers were killed and 20 others injured when a bus carrying them fell into a gorge in Uttarakhand on Monday afternoon.

dehradun Updated: Nov 09, 2015 18:30 IST
HT Correspondent

Six passengers were killed and 20 others injured when a bus carrying them fell into a gorge in Uttarakhand on Monday afternoon.

According to police, the bus that belonged to Garhwal Mandal Owners’ Union Ltd, was bound to Chaubattakhal from Kotdwara in Pauri Garhwal district.

Around 1:30 pm, when the bus was at a steep turn, the driver lost control over the vehicle and it rolled downwards -- 150 meters towards a ravine.

Bachan Singh Rana, circle officer (police), told HT that the administration reached the spot and started rescue operations. All the injured were immediately taken to hospitals in Kotdwar and Lansdown.