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22 killed in Uttarakhand bus accident

Twenty-two people, including 13 children and four women, were killed when their bus overturned and fell into a ditch on the outskirts of this Uttarakhand capital, an official said on Thursday.

india Updated: Jan 06, 2011 11:22 IST

Twenty-two people, including 13 children and four women, were killed when their bus overturned and fell into a ditch on the outskirts of this Uttarakhand capital, an official said on Thursday.

Twelve passengers were seriously wounded and 10 got minor injuries in the accident Wednesday night near the Shiv Mandir village, seven kilometres from in Dehradun.

The bus was part of a convoy of eight buses carrying tourists from Haridwar who were returning after a day's sojourn in Mussoorie.

According to an official, seven other buses returned safely to Haridwar.

The officials suspect that the driver, who escaped from the spot, was intoxicated and lost control of the vehicle.