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Horrific accident in Uttarkashi, bus going to Yamunotri fell into a gorge, 26 killed, 4 injured

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Dehradun: A painful accident has come to the fore on the Yamunotri Highway in Uttarakhand. In the accident, a bus full of 28 pilgrims went uncontrollably and fell into a deep gorge. So far 15 people have been confirmed dead in the accident.

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There are reports of a bus carrying passengers falling into a 200 meter deep gorge in Uttarkashi district. It is being told that this bus of passengers coming from Madhya Pradesh has been a victim of an accident near Rikhaon Khad between Damta to Naugaon in Uttarakhand. After the incident, teams of Uttarkashi Police and SDRF have been sent to the spot.

The SP of Uttarkashi has confirmed the accident. According to local sources, more than 6 people are reported to have died in the accident. At the same time, 28 people are being said to be boarding the bus. The people who died are said to be residents of Madhya Pradesh. After the incident, a major rescue operation has been started at the spot. Uttarakhand MLA Durgesh Lal has said that more than 20 people have lost their lives in the accident.

Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar has said in his official statement that 28 people from Panna in Madhya Pradesh were going towards Yamunotri in a bus. During this the bus fell into a ditch near Damta. So far, the bodies of 6 people have been recovered in the accident. Apart from this, 6 other people have been sent to the hospital in injured condition. After the incident, SDRF, police and other administrative officers have reached the spot for the rescue operation.

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