Dehradun: At least 15 people, including three
children, drowned and 10 others injured when a bus in which
they were travelling fell into the swollen Alaknanda river in
Uttarakhand`s Chamoli district today.
The mishap occurred in Karnprayag area of Chamoli
district when the bus driver lost control over the vehicle on
a sharp turn and it plunged into Alaknanda, police said.
The bus, carrying about 30 passengers, was on its way
from Karnprayag to Gopeshwar.
Eight bodies have already been fished out from the river
while a search operation is on to find out four other bodies,
suspected to have been washed away in the fast currents of the
river, police said.
Three children succumbed to their injuries in the
hospital, they said, adding the condition of the other injured
is stated to be serious.
Meanwhile, in another mishap in the state, two persons
were killed when boulders fell on the moving bus in which they
were travelling in Srikot area of Pauri district.