14 Dead As Bus Falls Into Gorge In Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi

Police are leading a search and rescue operation with the help of locals.

14 Dead As Bus Falls Into Gorge In Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi

Six critically injured people were flown in a chopper to Dehradun for treatment.

Uttarkashi:

Fourteen people were killed and as many injured Sunday after a bus in which they were travelling fell into a 150-metre deep gorge in Uttarkashi district, an official said.

The bus was on its way to Vikas Nagar from Jankichatti, near the Himalayan shrine of Yamunotri, when it fell into the gorge, District Magistrate Ashish Chauhan said.

Twelve people died at the spot and died at a hospital.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed his condolence for the people who died in the accident.

Six people seriously injured in the accident were flown in a chopper to AIIMS, Rishikesh and Jolly Grant Hospital in Dehradun for treatment,. Eight others were also brought to Dehradun, police added.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat expressed grief at the loss of lives in the accident and asked the district administration to make all arrangements for the treatment of the injured.