25 people killed when a bus plunges into a gorge in Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand
In the course of a nighttime rescue effort, a bus transporting 45 people to a wedding plunged into a 500-metre deep canyon at Simri in Uttarakhand's Pauri Garhwal district late on Tuesday, killing at least 25 people, aged four to 51.
When the bus lost balance, it was en route from Haridwar to Kadagaon in Pauri. On account of some of the critical injuries, it was anticipated that the accident's death toll would rise. Twenty individuals have been saved and sent to hospitals, although some of them have significant wounds, according to Uttarakhand Police Chief Ashok Kumar.
According to district magistrate Vijay Kumar Jogande, a rescue effort is underway, and bodies are being removed using ropes.
Only six bodies have been removed from the accident scene, according to State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) commander Manikant Mishra. The work to move the remaining bodies to the nearby road is ongoing. Two to three of the twenty people that were rescued are seriously hurt.
As soon as they learned about the accident, according to SDRF in charge Lalita Negi, their teams from the camps in Srinagar, Kotdwar, Satpuli, and Rudrapur hurried to the scene. To direct the rescue efforts, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami hurried to the State Disaster Management Centre in the secretariat. Jogdande was spoken to and told to hasten the rescue effort.
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