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2 killed, 21 injured as bus falls into gorge in U’Khand

Two persons were killed and 21 others injured today when the bus they were travelling in fell into a gorge in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district.

The mishap occurred early this morning near Sanitoli village on Ghat-Nandprayag road when the bus was on its way to Nandprayag, District Disaster Management Officer Nand Kishore Joshi said.

Two persons were killed on the spot whereas 21 injured were rescued.

They have been admitted to government hospitals in Karnaprayag and Gopeshwar from where four of them have been referred to higher centres, he said.

Senior officials have rushed to the scene to ascertain the cause.

Most of the passengers were from Ghat block in the district, the Officer said.

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