Uttarakhand : Bus accident claims 20 lives

Pauri Garhwal (Uttarakhand) : — Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, expressing grief over the bus accident in Nanidanda area of Pauri Garhwal district, said that he has directed the district administration to provide relief to the victims.
In a tweet written in Hindi, he said, “Deeply saddened by the incident that happened at Pauri district. I have instructed the district administration to provide relief to the victims immediately. Rescue operations are being carried out by local administration, police, and NDRF, and all the necessary efforts are being made.”
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पौड़ी जिले के धूमाकोट के पास बस दुर्घटना का समाचार सुन कर गहरा दुख हुआ है; मैंने जिला प्रशासन को तत्काल राहत पहुंचाने के निर्देश दिये हैं। स्थानीय प्रशासन, पुलिस व एसडीआरएफ बचाव कार्य में जुट गए हैं और सभी ज़रूरी प्रयास किए जा रहे हैं ।
In a tragic accident, around 20 people died and 12 were injured after a bus fell in a gorge in Nanidanda area of Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand on Sunday morning.
The injured have been admitted to the hospital.
The death toll may rise, according to the officials of the local administration.
“20 bodies have been recovered, 12 injured referred to hospital after a bus fell down a gorge in Pauri Garhwal district’s Nanidanda area. The number of casualties expected to rise,” said Garhwal Commissioner Dilip Jawalkar.
Local administration, police, and State Disaster Response Force are on spot and carrying out rescue operations. (ANI)