Over 42 dead in Uttarakhand’s Pauri Garhwal after Bus Falls into Gorge

Over 42 dead in Uttarakhand’s Pauri Garhwal after Bus Falls into Gorge

A gruesome road accident happened in Pauri Garhwal of Uttarakhand. There is news of the death of 20 people due to an uncontrollable bus fall into the ditch. Many people were trapped in the bus. According to the people involved in relief and rescue operations, the number of dead can also increase. Twelve people were reportedly injured in the accident. The administration is operating relief and rescue work by helicopter. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has expressed grief at the incident. The injured have been admitted to hospital.

According to the information, the incident took place on Sunday (1 July 2018) around 8:30 in the morning. Filled with the passengers, the bus was just going to Ramnagar from Bhoyan. Meanwhile, Pauri went to a deep gorge from the bus road in Garhwal’s Nainidanda area. The injured were rushed to the hospital. The number of casualties is expected to rise, said Garhwal commissioner Dilip Jawalkar. Apart from this, there were also some people who were returning to the village after celebrating their holidays and were going to Ramnagar to catch the bus for Delhi.

According to eyewitnesses, after being uncontrolled, the bus fell into the ditch. After falling into a rainy drain about 100 meters below the road, the bus fell into two pieces. Later the bodies trapped are being taken out of the bus with the help of villagers. Many people have been seriously injured in the accident. On the accident, Trivand Singh Rawat tweeted that Home Minister Rajnath Singh was apprised of the accident. They have given assurance of every kind of help. Chief Minister, Mr. Rawat has declared a sum of Rs. 2 lakh each to the family members of died people, and Rs. 50,000 each to the injured.

He wrote that the news of the bus accident at Dhumakot in Pauri district has been deeply shocked to hear; I have instructed the district administration to provide immediate relief. Local administration, police, and SDRF are engaged in rescue work and all necessary efforts are being made.


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