No less than 24 people were killed and eight others harmed when the bus they were going in plunged into a deep gorge in Uttarakhand late on Tuesday, police said.
The mishap occurred close Nalupani in Uttarkashi area when a bus loaded with travelers from Indore, Madhya Pradesh were coming back from the Gangotri place of worship. Around 6 pm, the bus fell 300 meters not far off into the river.
Three individuals are as yet missing and the eight harmed who were protected have been conceded at the Community Health Center at Chinyalisaud, an authority informed leading news agency.
A few travelers of the ill-fated bus additionally fell in the Bhagirathi rover flowing below. Region authorities, including district magistrate Ashish Srivastava, hurried to the spot however save endeavors were hampered owing to the darkness.
With the hill being extremely steep, rescue was additionally deferred and went ahead till the morning. SDRF, police and ITBP groups then went down from the opposite side and saved eight travelers. Bodies have been recuperated however are yet to be recognized.
On Chardham Yatra since 12 May, these explorers had as of now went to Yamunotri and Gangotri and were on way to Haridwar from where they needed to go to Kedarnath, Srivastava said.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has mourned the loss of lives in the setback and has reported an ex gratia of Rs 1 lakh each for the families of the expired and Rs 50,000 each for those harmed. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan additionally declared an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased.
Authorities have likewise been made a request to distinguish threat zones on routes of the yearly ‘Chaar Dham Yatra’, set up speed monitors, turning warnings and set up crash obstructions.
In the mean time, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan communicated grief over the disaster and issued guidelines for quick guide to the sufferer.