8 killed, 20 injured as bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand: Eight persons were killed and over 20 sustained injuries when the bus they were travelling in plunged into a gorge at Churighatti in Almora district on Wednesday.
Eight bodies have been recovered from the spot and more than 20 people who sustained injuries have been rushed to PHC Bhatrokhan and the civil hospital Ranikhet, district disaster management officer Rakesh Joshi said.
Rescue operations are underway in the supervision of senior officials, he said, adding, the bus was going from Masi in Almora district to Ramnagar in neighbouring Nainital district.
The bodies are yet to be identified, Joshi said.
The 49-year-old judge died after a three-wheeler knocked him down while he was out for his morning jog. The video of the incident soon went viral on social media
ECoR cancelled 12 trains, diverted routes of eight others and short terminated another following the mishap
The yatra was previously suspended for a period of three months by the Uttarkhand High Court owing to COVID-19 infections