44 dead in bus crash in northern India: police

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DEHRADUN: At least 44 people were killed in northern India Sunday when a passenger bus crashed into a gorge in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, police said.

“44 people have died in the accident. At least 3 others are injured. The rescue work is still ongoing,” Deepesh Chandra Kala, a disaster management officer from Pauri Garhwal district where the accident occurred, told AFP.

The Bhoan bus was headed towards Ramnagar  and The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is also involved in operations to recover and rescue passengers, according to NDTV.

The cause of the tragic mini-bus accident is as yet unknown and more details of further casualties are forthcoming.

 

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