10 killed as bus falls into gorge in Almora

Dehradun : Ten people, including four women, were killed and 15 injured when a bus they were travelling in rolled down into a deep gorge at Machhod in Uttarakhand's Almora district today. Almora SP K S Nalingyal said the Garhwal Motor Owners' Union Limited bus, carrying 23 people, was on way from Masi in Almora district to Ramnagar in neighbouring Nainital district when driver apparently lost control over the vehicle and it fell into the gorge in Churighatti at around 0745 hrs. On getting information about the incident, police, civil officials and Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) rushed to the area and launched rescue operations. Eight bodies have been recovered from the spot while the injured were taken to nearby hospitals.

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