Uttarakhand: 23 dies after bus falls into a river

23 dies, bus falls in river, Uttarakhand

A bus carrying 29 pilgrims from Uttarkashi to Gangotri, fell into the river near Uttarakhand’s Dharasu area.

All these people hailed from Madhya Pradesh.

A rescue operation was carried out by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel after the incident.

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday announced an ex gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in Uttarkashi bus accident.

Earlier, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat also announced an ex gratia of Rs. 1 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed and Rs. 50,000 to the one injured in the accident.

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