In a tragic incident, at least nine children lost their lives after a school van they were travelling in fell into deep gorge near Kangsali Village of Tehri Garhwal in Uttarakhand on Tuesday.
According to reports, a total of 18 children were present in the van when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it skidded off the road and fell into the gorge.
A team of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) reached the spot and conducted rescue operations.
Inspector General of Police (Garhwal) Ajay Rautela confirmed the death of a total of eight students in the incident. Meanwhile, those injured in the accident were rushed to a nearby hospital.
More details into the incident are awaited.
In another accident, two people were killed and at least 22 were injured after a bus-tractor collision on Agra-Lucknow Expressway in Unnao district on Tuesday morning.
The incident took place when the tractor in which the people were travelling overturned after the speeding bus hit it. The victims were returning after offering puja at Lodheshwar Mahadev Mandir.