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Uttarakhand: 7 pilgrims from Gujarat die after bus falls into gorge in Uttarkashi Uttarkashi Accident
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Uttarakhand: 7 pilgrims from Gujarat die after bus falls into gorge in Uttarkashi

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Aug 2023, 08:52 am

Dehradun: At least 7 people died when a bus carrying pilgrims from Gujarat fell into a gorge in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand on Sunday.

As per the details shared by the Disaster Management Center in-charge of Uttarkashi district, DS Patwal, and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) Vineet Kumar, the tragic incident took place on the Gangotri National Highway.

A bus, with the registration number UK 07 PA 8585, was carrying passengers from Gujarat when it lost control near Gangnani and plunged into a deep gorge of approximately 50 meters, officials to UNI.

Led by SDRF Inspector Jagdamba Prasad, the rescue team promptly rescued 28 out of the 35 passengers and rushed them to the hospital for treatment.

The said bus was carrying devotees who were returning from Gangotri Dham under the leadership of Ashwini L. Johny, Manager of Shree Travel Company of Bhavnagar (Gujarat).

(With UNI inputs) 

 

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