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A horrible incident! 16 people, including some school children, killed as bus falls into gorge in Kullu of Himachal

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: On Monday, At least 16 people, including six school children, died after a bus rolled down a gorge in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Kullu Deputy Commissioner Ashutosh Garg said the Sainj bound bus fell into the gorge near Jangla village at around 8.30 am.

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The injured have been shifted to local hospitals while teams from Kullu moved to the accident spot and the Rescue underway.

PM Modi expressed condolences

Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his condolences to the bereaved families and worte, “The bus accident in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh is heart-rending. In this tragic hour my thoughts are with the bereaved families.” “I hope those injured recover at the earliest. The local administration is providing all possible assistance to those affected,” the tweet added.

As per the Prime Minister’s Office, PM Modi has approved an ex gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the tragic bus accident in Himachal Pradesh. The injured would be given Rs. 50,000 each.

Himachal Pradesh CM expressed condolences

Himachal Chief Minister Jairam Thakur also expressed his condolences and said, “I received news about the private bus accident in Sainj valley of Kullu. The entire administration is present at the spot and the injured are being taken to the hospital. I pray to God to give peace to the departed souls and strength to bereaved families,” Himachal CM Jairam Thakur said in a tweet.

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