Eight persons were killed and over 20 injured when a bus fell into a gorge at Churighatti in Almora district on Wednesday morning.
The mishap occurred when the bus fell into a deep gorge at Churighatti in Sult area around 8am, District Disaster Management Officer Rakesh Joshi said.
“Eight bodies have been recovered from the spot and more than 20 people who sustained injuries have been rushed to PHC Bhatrokhan and the civil hospital Ranikhet”,he said.
Rescue operations are underway in the supervision of senior officials, he said, adding, the Garhwal Motor Owners’ Union bus met with the accident when it was going from Masi in Almora district to Ramnagar in neighbouring Nainital district.
The bodies are yet to be identified, he said.