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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
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Hindustan Times
Uttarakhand,bus falls into gorge,road accidents

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.

First Published: Nov 09, 2015 18:17 IST