10 die after Uttarakhand transport corporation bus falls into gorge

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Sulyadhar: At least 10 people were killed and nine sustained injuries after an Uttarakhand Transport Corporation bus they were travelling in fell into a 250-metre gorge near Sulyadhar. The vehicle skidded off the Rishikesh-Gangotri Highway near Suryadhar on his route from Uttarkashi to Haridwar with 25 passengers onboard.

The state administration has deployed helicopters to transport the injured from the spot to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh.

Police personnel, fire officials and a Disaster Response Team are also at the spot. Search and rescue operations are underway.

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.

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