Uttarakhand bus accident: At least 24 pilgrims die as bus falls into gorge; PM announces compensation

At least 24 people were killed after a bus carrying pilgrims fell into a gorge near Damta on the Yamunotri National Highway in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district on Sunday, police said, The Economic Times reported.

The bus had around 30 pilgrims from Panna district of Madhya Pradesh and a driver. The accident took place between Damta and Barnigad, which is around 70 km from Yamunotri Dham at around 7.15 p.m., after the driver allegedly fell asleep at the wheel.

It was said that this was his third trip without a rest.

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