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Uttarakhand: Bus carrying 20 people falls into gorge, 12 dead, 13 injured

A bus carrying more than 20 passengers fell into a gorge on Uttarkashi-Yamunotri Highway in Uttarakhand on Sunday. The incident took place near Damta,  when the driver lost the control of the bus and fell into the deep gorge.

The bus was on its way to Vikas Nagar from Jankichatti when it fell into the gorge near Damta, District Magistrate Ashish Chauhan said.

Ten people died at the spot and two died at a hospital.

A search-and-rescue operation by police with help from area residents is underway

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