48 Killed After Bus Falls Into Gorge

48 Killed After Bus Falls Into Gorge

In a ghastly road accident, 48 passengers were killed and a few others received serious injuries when the bus in which they were traveling fell into a gorge in Paudi Garhwal district in Uttarakhand.

The accident happened on the Pipali-Bhoan motorway in Pauri Garhwal's Nainidanda block. Reports says about 50 passengers boarded the 28 seater bus headed from Ramnagar to Bhoan.

The overloaded private travel bus fell into 200 metre gorge near Gween village. Rescue operations were taken up police.

The state government announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for the families of the dead and Rs 50,000 each for the injured.