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14 killed as bus falls into ditch in India

Baku, November 18, AZERTAC

At least 14 people were killed and 14 others injured after a bus fell into a ditch on Sunday in Damta town of Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand, India, according to Hindustan Times newspaper.

Six of the injured were air-lifted to AIIMS, Rishikesh and Jolly Grant hospital in Dehradrun by the rescue teams which comprised of local police and members of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) team, said officials. The rescue operation is still underway.

Police say the accident took place around 12 noon when the bus, carrying over 20 passengers, was travelling from Jankichatti to Vikasnagar on Yamunotri highway. The bus’ driver, who is also among the injured, lost control over it near Damta and it fell in an 80-metre deep ditch.

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