8 December 2022

Dehradun: At least 25 people were killed and several more feared dead as a bus carrying a marriage party fell into a deep gorge in Timari village , about 70km ahead of Dhumakot in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand late Tuesday evening . According to initial reports , the bus carrying 40-45 people was coming from Laldhang in Haridwar via Kanda gaon. The accident occurred on the Rikhnikhal – Birokhal road , according to the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC).

In Pauri Bus Accident
In Pauri Bus Accident

After information receiving about the accident , chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami reached the SEOC control room at the secretariat to take stock of the situation and monitor the search and rescue operation.

” State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams have been mobilised and rushed to the accident spot . We are trying our best to rescue the people and take them to hospital at the earliest . Local villagers are helping in the effort , ” said Dhami. Officials that rescue personnel are facing difficulties due to the dark and also the difficult terrain .

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