14 people killed and 18 other injured after a passenger bus they were travelling in skidded off and falls in to a 250 meter deep gorge in Uttarakhand
As many as 14 people lost their lives and 18 others were injured after the Uttarakhand Transport Corporation bus they were travelling in skidded off the Rishikesh Gangotri highway and rolled down a 250-metre deep gorge near Suliyadhar in Tehri district.
According to reports, more than 25 people were travelling in the bus heading to Haridwar from Barkot.
Police teams, personnel from the fire department in Tehri and the National Disaster Response Team from Chamba have reached the spot and are analysing the situation. The district magistrate and the sub-divisional magistrate are present too.
The state administration has deployed helicopters to transport the injured from the spot to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh.
The government announced a compensation package of Rs 2 lakh each for the family of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for the injured. It has also ordered a magisterial inquiry into the accident.