Killed After Bus Falls Into Gorge In Uttarakhand's Pauri Garhwal Read In

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Deepesh Chandra Kala, a disaster management officer from Pauri Garhwal district where the accident occurred, told AFP: 'Forty-four people have died in the accident. The private bus was going towards Ramanagar from Bhoan when the driver lost control of the wheel and the overloaded bus fell down in a deep gorge.

Rescue and retrieval work was hampered by inclement weather, said senior police official Sanjay Gunjiyal.

At least 40 people were killed when a packed bus spun off a slippery road and fell into a deep ravine in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand on Sunday, police said.

It wasn't clear what caused the crash.

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"It is raining since morning. Two days back there was a landslide in that area", he said, adding that residents were the first to reach the site and help the victims. "Three choppers are waiting for clearance", he said. While 45 of them died on the spot, the critically injured were rushed to the hospital. He also assured best treatment for the injured passengers and said government would use helicopter service to shift injured passengers to Dehradun if need arises for the same.

More than 110,000 people are killed every year on India's deadly roads.

More than 150,000 people are killed in road accidents each year with most deaths blamed on poor roads, badly maintained vehicles and reckless driving.

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