Dehradun: 48 people were killed, 11 injured in Uttarakhand on Sunday when a passenger bus crashed into a gorge, police said.
The incident occurred near Gween village in the district when the overloaded private bus, on its way to Ramnagar, fell into the 200-metre-deep gorge, Pauri Superintendent of Police Jagat Ram Joshi said.
The SP, who rushed to the spot after receiving information about the incident, said the injured have been rushed to a hospital in Dhumakot.
However, the exact cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained, he said.
“Compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the next of kin of the dead and treatment of injured will be taken care of by the government and appropriate compensation will also be given to the injured,” said Uttarakhand Chief Minister TS Rawat.
He also added that magisterial inquiry has been ordered....