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Uttarakhand: 21 pilgrims feared dead as bus falls into gorge in Uttarkashi

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In Uttarakhand 21 Chardham pilgrims were killed while 7 others have been injured in a bus accident near Dharasu in Uttarkashi district last evening.
The bus carrying 28 pilgrims from Indore Madhya Pradesh was returning from Gangotri when it fell into Bhagirathi River.

The accident occurred around 6pm yesterday near Dharasu when the pilgrims were returning form Gangotri. The bus carrying 28 yatris plunged into Bhagirathi river at nalupani near dharasu. All 21 dead bodies have been recovered.

The injureds have been admitted to district hospital at Uttarkashi and CHC Chinyalisaud. The cause of the accident is said to be separation of the tire from the bus due to which driver lost control over the vehicle and it fell into the gorge.
Chief minister Trivander Singh Rawat has expressed deep grief over the accident. He announced ex-gratia of Rupees one lakh to the next of the kin of the deceased and 50,000 to seriously injured. He also directed the magisterial probe into the accident.

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