Update: The death toll rises to 14.
Dehradoon: 10 people have died, and 9 are injured after the Uttarakhand Transport Corporation bus they were in, skidded off the Rishikesh Gangotri Highway. The bus fell into a 250 metre deep gorge near Suryadhar.
The local administration and the police have reached the spot. According to reports, there were 25 people in the bus.
The state government has given instructions so that helicopters are made available to bring the injured to the AIIMS. A compensation of Rs 2 lakh to each of the next kin of the deceased has been annouced. Rs. 50,000 each will be provided to the injured.
Police teams, fire dept from Tehri and Disaster Response Team from Chamba are at spot. District Magistrate, Sub-Divisional Magistrate are also present. Search & rescue are underway.
A Magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the matter.