Uttarakhand | 25 killed as bus carrying wedding procession falls in gorge in Pauri Garhwal

New Delhi: At least 25 people were killed in the Pauri Garhwal bus accident that took place on Tuesday night in the Birokhal area of Dhumakot in Uttarakhand. Police and SDRF rescued 21 people overnight, while injured have been admitted to nearby hospitals.

“According to the information received so far, 25 people have died in this accident. 20 people have been rescued and sent to the hospital, some of whom are seriously injured,” the Uttarakhand police said in a tweet.

पौड़ी गढ़वाल में धुमाकोट रिखणीखाल बस हादसे में उत्तराखंड पुलिस और एसडीआरएफ ने स्थानीय लोगों के साथ मिलकर 21 लोगों को बचाया। @ANI pic.twitter.com/wgrf4HNkee

— Ashok Kumar IPS (@AshokKumar_IPS) October 5, 2022

DGP Ashok Kumar also confirmed this to news agency ANI: Twenty five people were found dead in the Pauri Garwhal bus accident that took place last night in the Birokhal area of Dhumakot. Police and SDRF rescued 21 people overnight; the injured have been admitted to nearby hospitals.

The bus was carrying around 50 people of a marriage party and was on its way to a village in Bironkhal from Laldhang when the accident occurred.

The Prime Minister expressed his condolences and said: The bus accident in Pauri, Uttarakhand is heart-rending. In this tragic hour my thoughts are with the bereaved families. I hope those who have been injured recover at the earliest. Rescue operations are underway. All possible assistance will be provided to those affected.

President Droupadi Murmu expressed grief over the accident. She tweeted, “Saddened by the accident of many casualties when the bus fell into the valley in Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. My deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in this accident. I wish the injured a speedy recovery.”

“I pray to God to grant the departed souls a place at his feet and speedy recovery of the injured. In this hour of grief, our government stands with the bereaved family members,” CM Dhami tweeted in Hindi.

ईश्वर से दिवंगत आत्माओं को अपने श्रीचरणों में स्थान प्रदान करने एवं घायलों के शीघ्र स्वास्थ्य लाभ की कामना करता हूं। दुःख की इस घड़ी में हमारी सरकार शोकाकुल परिजनों के साथ खड़ी है।

— Pushkar Singh Dhami (@pushkardhami) October 5, 2022

“The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams were mobilised for the accident spot. We are trying our best to take all the facilities to the accident spot. Local villagers are helping in the rescue operation,” he said in a late-night statement.

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