17 Killed, Seven Injured as Bus Plunges into Gorge in Uttarakhand, India

Uttarakhand India(SOURCE)   At least 17 persons including seven women were killed and five others injured today when a private bus they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge in Chamoli district in Uttarakhand.

Fifteen were killed on the spot and two succumbed to injuries on way to a hospital, Chamoli District Disaster Management official Nand Kishore Joshi said.

The impact of the fall was so huge, the bus was broken into pieces, a police official here said.

Going from Rishikesh to Ghat, the bus fell off a steep slope on Nandprayag Ghat motorway into a 300 m-deep gorge at about 12:45 pm, when it was around half a kilometre away from its destination, he said.

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