14 dead, 18 injured after bus accident in Uttarakhand

19 July 2018, 12:04 PM
10 dead, several injured after bus accident in Uttarakhand (Photo: ANI Twitter)
10 dead, several injured after bus accident in Uttarakhand (Photo: ANI Twitter)

At least 14 people were killed and 18 others were severely injured on Thursday morning after a bus accident near Suryadhar of Uttarakhand’s Tehri district.

A Uttrakhand Transport Corporation bus skidded off into a ravine near Sulyadahar.

The bus was carrying 25 passengers from Uttarkashi to Haridwar.

Local administration and police have reached the scene and a rescue operation is currently going on.

Meanwhile, the government has ordered helicopters to be made available to bring the injured to AIIMS hospital in Rishikesh.

The government has also announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 each to the injured.

An inquiry has also been ordered.

First Published: Thursday, July 19, 2018 11:04 AM
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