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14 dead, 18 injured after bus accident in Uttarakhand

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Subhayan Chakraborty | Updated on: 19 Jul 2018, 12:04:02 PM
10 dead, several injured after bus accident in Uttarakhand (Photo: ANI Twitter)

New Delhi:

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.

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First Published : 19 Jul 2018, 11:12:30 AM