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16 killed as bus falls into ditch near Dehra Dun

PTI Dehra Dun | Updated on March 13, 2018

Sixteen passengers were today killed and 19 others injured when their bus fell into a ditch at Chakrata area near here.

The accident occurred when the bus, carrying a total of 47 passengers, was coming to Vikasnagar from Hanol, official sources said.

The vehicle skidded off the road and fell into the ditch, they said.

Sixteen bodies have so far been recovered from the ditch.

The injured are being rushed to various hospitals in the area.

Senior administrative officials have rushed to the spot and search and rescue operations have been launched.

The cause of the accident was not immediately known.

Published on August 01, 2012

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