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10 feared dead in Uttarakhand bus accident

Around 10 people are feared casualties in a bus accident that took place in Uttarakhand’s Pauri Garhwal district on Tuesday night. Officials said 13 people have been rescued and eight of them have been hospitalised. State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) officials said that the bus carrying about 40-50 people in a procession fell into a gorge near Timri village in Dhumakote area of ​​Pauri Garhwal district at around 8 pm.

Though no body could be recovered till the filing of the report, SDRF officials said priority was being given to rescue the injured. He said some bodies were visible from the road, but they are yet to be traced.

“There were around 45-50 passengers in the bus. Thirteen of them have been rescued and eight are hospitalised. At the moment we cannot confirm the number of deaths. SDRF Inspector General (IG) Ridhim Agarwal said, those parts of the search and rescue operation can see some bodies from a distance, but are unable to reach there.

Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami reached the disaster control room at the State Secretariat and took stock of the rescue operation. He said, ‘I have spoken to the officials there and the rescue work has started. We are trying to provide all possible help. Teams have been deployed and local people are also helping in the rescue. I pray to God that all the passengers are safe,” Dhami said.

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