Bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand, kills 13 on-board

District Magistrate Eva Ashish Srivastava said the incident took place at Potam, 120 km away from the district headquarters.

Published: 13th March 2018 06:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th March 2018 06:10 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

DEHRADUN: Thirteen people were killed and over a dozen were injured after a bus fell into a gorge in Uttarakhand's Almora district today, officials said.

District Magistrate Eva Ashish Srivastava said the incident took place at Potam, 120 km away from the district headquarters.

Thirteen people, including the driver, were killed when the bus fell into the gorge, Srivastava said.

Over 12 people sustained injuries in the accident.

Four of them were seriously injured and were referred to Ramnagar for treatment, the DM said.

Prima facie it seemed that the bus was speeding and the accident occurred when it tried to avoid hitting another vehicle, Srivastava said.

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