DEHRADUN: At least two people were killed and several others were seriously injured after a bus carrying more than 30 passengers fell into a gorge near Damta in Uttarakhand on Sunday.
According to ANI, the mishap took place on Uttarkashi-Yamunotri Highway.
Uttarakhand: A bus carrying more than 20 passengers falls in a gorge near Damta on Uttarkashi-Yamunotri Highway.
— ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2018
The ill-fated bus was going to Dehradun from Badkot.
According to eye-witnesses, the driver of the bus lost control over the vehicle following which it fell into a 250-feet deep gorge.
Sharing more details of the incident, Uttarkashi District Magistrate Ashish Chouhan said, ''Two people have died and over 11 others have been injured in the bus mishap.''
Two out of those injured are believed to be in a critical condition.
Relief and rescue operation is being carried out by the district officials with the help of local residents.
Those injured are being ferried to nearby hospitals for treatment. The critically injured passengers are being air-lifted to Dehradun for urgent treatment.
Top officials of the district administration are at the spot to take stock of the situation.
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat has been briefed about the incident and his office has directed the officials to assure all possible help to the victims.
The Uttarkashi-Yamunotri Highway is an accident-prone route and several mishaps have been reported in the past.