Published On: Thu, Jul 19th, 2018

At least 14 killed as bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand’s Tehri

Dehradun: At least fourteen persons were killed and 17 injured when a state-run bus fell into a deep gorge in Tehri in Uttarakhand on Thursday.

The six critically injured persons have been flown to Rishikesh in a chopper

According to a police official, the disaster occurred on the Rishikesh-Gangotri highway when the driver of the bus belonging to Uttarakhand State Transport Corp lost control over it near Sulyadhar and it fell in a deep gorge.

The police official said that the bus was headed for Haridwar from Bhatwari in Uttarkashi. There were 31 passengers in the 40-seater vehicle, added the official.

He said that the six critically injured persons have been flown to Rishikesh in a chopper.

Immediately after the incident, locals helped the disaster management teams in pulling out the dead and the injured from the gorge.

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the dependents of those killed and Rs 50,000 each to those injured.

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