At least twenty one people dead as bus carrying pilgrims falls into Bhagirathi river in Uttarkashi

Uttarkashi

Dehradun: In Uttarakhand, at least 21 pilgrims were killed last evening when their bus fell into the Bhagirathi river near Nalupani, while returning from the Gangotri shrine in the Himalayas. Uttarkashi, District Magistrate Ashish Shrivastava said, the mishap occurred at around 6 pm yesterday, as the bus fell down into the river. He said, 20 bodies have so far been recovered from the spot and one of the seven injured died at the hospital.

There were around 28 pilgrims, mostly from Indore in Madhya Pradesh in the bus at the time of the accident. More from our correspondent.

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