Heavy casualties feared as bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand; 16 people rescued so far


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Pauri Garhwal: Sixteen people have been rescued so far in the Pauri Garhwal bus accident, said Haridwar Superintendent of Police City Swatantra Kumar Singh.

Earlier on Tuesday, a bus carrying a wedding procession of 45 to 50 people fell into a gorge near Simdi village in Uttarakhand's Pauri Garhwal district.

"A wedding procession had left in a bus from here, Laldhang; an accident occurred. Information is being taken from the family members. A rescue operation is still underway by Pauri Police and SDRF at the spot," said Haridwar SP City Swatantra Kumar Singh.

"Around 40-42 people were on the bus, including women and children. We are in continuous touch with the Pauri police and villagers. So far, 15-16 people have been rescued and sent to the nearest hospital. No information on any deaths received yet," he added. ANI

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