48 dead, 11 injured as bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand
DEHDADUN: In one of the worst bus accidents in the history of Uttarakhand, at least 48 people were killed and 11 got injured after a private bus they were travelling in plunged into a 60-meter-deep gorge in Dhumakot tehsil of Pauri district on Sunday morning.
The 28-seater bus carrying 58 persons was on its way to Ramnagar in Nainital district when the fatal mishap took place on Pipli-Bhaun motor road at around 8:40am.
Giving details, senior superintendent of police of Pauri Jagat Ram Joshi told TOI, “There are 47 confirmed casualties in the accident and 11 persons got injured, who have been taken to hospitals in Ramnagar and Haldwani for treatment. The seriously injured are being air lifted to Dehradun.”
The State Disaster Response Force and Pauri police rushed to the spot and launched a rescue and relief operation. From Dehradun, DIG Garhwal Pushpak Jyoti and additional SDRF team also left for the accident spot in a chopper.
While expressing grief over the accident, chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat announced Rs 2 lakh each to kin of victims who lost their lives in the accident and Rs 50,000 each to the injured persons.
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Shankarnarayan Sarma-Ghaziabad(UP)-1 day ago
A great tragedy. May god bless the departed souls rest in peace.
Ankit-21 hours ago
28 Seated bus carrying 58 people. And that too in hilly treacherous roads. We Indians have no respect for laws or life....Feel so sorry for the precious lives lost....RIP....
Arvind Arvind-Delhi-23 hours ago
Shame on such people who never come out of their narrow mind set they see opportunity to their utter nonsense. I belong to this area and use same road to reach my village it is very narrow road and hills are very fragile. Land slides are common and in rainy season it is hard to drive on this road. Who rules there is not question. It is time to show sense and Sympathy to family those suffered.
Swami Babananda-23 hours ago-Follow
Overloaded bus unlicensed driver and rubbish road. It''s chalta hai in this third world country.
ALI KHAN-In the hearts..-21 hours ago-Follow
Rs 200,000 for next of dead and Rs 50,000 to injured, this is where disasters management start and end.... next day you will find overloaded vehicles with all permissions and approvals from ...... Police, Netaji and so on and so forth.
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N O T A-Chennai-22 hours ago-Follow
no value for life in this country...40 lives gone...2 lakhs compensation...matter closed....next accident
Anonymous Anonymous-bangalore-8 hours ago-Follow
The roads in uthrakhand,himachal are really narrow where accidents are happening pretty frequently .. roads are in urgent need to be broaden to save lives.
Kunj-Gurugram-15 hours ago-Follow
Putting concrete barriers on hilly area roads should be a priority for the state go nment.
Financial-Mumbai-21 hours ago-Follow
how come i. 28 seater bus we had 30 people extra...this could be the reason for accident...
ps murthy-Ingeku-22 hours ago-Follow
A 28 seater bus carrying 58 persons!!! This was bound to happen. Why the Traffic Police doesn''t penalise these Bus drivers and their owners?
ES Shine-Mumbai-22 hours ago-Follow
UKhand has BJP gt now. What are they doing? Cant they at least provide better roads and safety to the people of Uttarakhand?
Makdxb-INDIA-1 day ago-Follow
The bus has capacity of 28 and the casualties of 45!! Was the bus overloaded as the commissioner the casualties may rise? This has to be thoroughly investigated as it seems the driver may have lost control because of overloaded. It is very tragic as 45 people lost their lives. Condolence to the families of deceased
Baldevbhai-18 hours ago-Follow
Is it not that the over loading was one of the cause for the driver to lose control?
Mohankumar-20 hours ago-Follow
bus accidents of this type have become common in hilly areas .it is time to conduct psychological tests on public carrier drivers in hilly areas to preempt any terror related issues or mental issues..a lot of terror related vehicle trampling are happening across the world.
Goath-21 hours ago-Follow
the best reason is co ption of the go nment employees, no accountability, no responsibility, no patriotism the saga going on for many years.we need the toughest rulers with bravery.....any chance......
Nav Ruhmaa-22 hours ago-Follow
That''s why i repeatedly say india will remain a third world country or even 3rd class ......... overloaded bus unlicensed driver and rubbish roads .....and deaths ........ but our agni missile can hit .......
ruder kour-23 hours ago-Follow
Shame on india and its people, who ve curropt people to power
Shreenedhe Acharya-23 hours ago-Follow
Transport department in the country needs major overhaul. PM must see our mails regularly. Most corrupt department in the country run by brokers and commission agents such that any vehicle you can get registered without actually taking the vehicle. Less ssid the better.
Venkat-20 hours ago-Follow
In hilly roads more than permitted intake passengers should be avoided for safe journey. The Driver and bus owner are responsible for such accidents.Gt may take severe action on the erring crew.
Stud Baker-20 hours ago-Follow
The owner of the bus should be hanged even if it is the fault of the driver. These greedy bus owners take more passengers than allowed. A bus with a seating capacity of only 28 carrying 58passengers??!?! Gross negligence and violation.
Sunil-22 hours ago-Follow
Striving to explore moon and Mars, but ignoring basics like safe roads, potable water, hunger. Human life is very ch.
Vidyanand Shetty-23 hours ago-Follow
sometime i feel there is value for human lives.. we sometime make so much noise abt some deaths, but here 40 lives and counting and no discussion and not much noise.. are these 40 people less important..
Sumit-Ghaziabad-5 hours ago-Follow
Very sad news! high time we did something about our licensing laws. Else this will keep happening.
Vitusowen Susngi-shillong-16 hours ago-Follow
The powers that be are busy playing musical chair while the development come to a stand still. And this is what happened..
Hemanth Pai-22 hours ago-Follow
Poor condition of the vehicles/roads, overloading,rash & over speeding are some of the causes for such tragic accidents.
Pni-22 hours ago-Follow
Safety always takes the last seat in our country. We have to blame ourselves also as we never follow the rules, those who do follow are minimal in number, therefore there is no option but to generalise. Do we have the courage even to question those who flout the rules?
Michaelalok-22 hours ago-Follow
IT’S A GREAT TRAGEDY. MY HEART GOES WITH NEAR & DEAR ONES OF THE VICTIMS. RIP. WISH GOD BE WITH THOSE INJURED & WISH THEM A SPEEDY RECOVERY
Ginger Guru-Pluto-23 hours ago-Follow
The driver must be a fan of Messi. After the sad knock out of world cup, he took this brave decision and gave a free trip for his passengers to heaven. Hehehe....
Ak-4 hours ago-Follow
Why transport authority is slee , why not they control overloading .
They should ply more buses to avoid such accidents .
Sagar-19 hours ago-Follow
Man made tragedy to a large extent ! Very unfortunate accident . My sincere condolences to the bereaved . How and why a bus having 28 seat capacity should carry 58 people that too on such a narrow and ghat road ? corrupt and lethargic authorities and greedy bus management are culprits . Can any one who is responsible for the loss of life bring back lives lost ? We have very little respect for human lives.