01 Jul 2018 – 9:51

 44 dead in bus crash in northern India: police

This handout photo taken and released on July 1, 2018 by the State Disater Response Found (SDRF), shows a wrecked bus and passengers belongings scattered after the bus fell into a gorge in the hilly Pauri Garhwal district in the northen state of Uttarakhand. / AFP / State Disater Response Found (SDRF) / Handout


Dehradun, India,  At least 44 people were killed in northern India Sunday when a passenger bus crashed into a gorge in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, police said.

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“44 people have died in the accident. At least 3 others are injured. The rescue work is still ongoing,” Deepesh Chandra Kala, a disaster management officer from Pauri Garhwal district where the accident occurred, told AFP.