BFF-56 Bus plunges into Indian gorge, 14 dead




Bus plunges into Indian gorge, 14 dead

DEHRADUN, India, July 19, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – A bus plunged into a gorge in a
Himalayan state of northern India on Thursday, killing 14 people and injuring
17 others, a disaster official said.

The driver lost control of the vehicle as he tried to negotiate a narrow
bend in the picturesque Tehri district.

“Thirty-one people had boarded the bus. Rescue workers have pulled out 14
bodies. Seventeen others are injured, nine of them have serious injuries,”
disaster official Piyush Rautela said.

Those nine have been flown by helicopter to a hospital in the nearby city
of Rishikesh, he told AFP.

India has some of the world’s deadliest roads, claiming the lives of more
than 150,000 people each year.

Earlier this month, 44 people were killed in Uttarakhand when a bus
crashed into a gorge.

BSS/AFP/ARS/1911 hrs