Uttarakhand: 15 pilgrims die as bus falls into gorge in Uttarakashi district | Dehradun News



NEW DELHI: At least 15 pilgrims have been killed after a bus they were traveling in fell into a gorge near Damta in Uttarakashi district of Uttarakhand on Sunday.
The injured were transferred to a nearby hospital.
The police and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) team are on site.
“15 bodies have been recovered so far after a bus carrying 28 pilgrims fell into a gorge near Damta in Uttarkashi district,” DGP Ashok Kumar said.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed his grief over the loss of life in the accident and spoke with CM Pushkar Singh Dhami.
“It is very sad to hear that the bus of worshipers has fallen down Uttarakhand gorge. I have spoken to Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. Local government and SDRF teams are engaged in operations rescue and the injured are being taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. NDRF will also get there soon,” the Union Home Secretary tweeted.


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