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Wedding bus crash tragedy kills 25 as vehicle goes over edge of Indian mountain road falling 1,600ft

At least 25 wedding guests have been killed in a horror bus tragedy after the driver veered into a deep gorge in northern India

Wedding bus crash tragedy kills 25 guests as vehicle swerves side of Indian mountain road, falling 1,600ft

  • The bus crossed the edge of a gorge in Uttarakhand state and plunged at least 1,640ft
  • Remarkably, 20 people were rescued but 25 were pronounced dead after the horror fell
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi said ‘all possible help’ would be given to survivors

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At least 25 wedding guests have been killed in a horror bus tragedy after the driver veered into a deep gorge in northern India.

The vehicle was traveling on a dangerous mountain highway in the state of Uttarakhand when it tipped over an edge and plunged at least 1,640ft with around 45 people on board.

Remarkably, 20 people were rescued, senior state police official Ashok Kumar told AFP.

At least 25 wedding guests have been killed in a horror bus tragedy after the driver veered into a deep gorge in northern India

At least 25 wedding guests have been killed in a horror bus tragedy after the driver veered into a deep gorge in northern India

The vehicle was traveling on a dangerous mountain highway in the state of Uttarakhand when it tipped over an edge

The vehicle was traveling on a dangerous mountain highway in the state of Uttarakhand when it tipped over an edge

A helicopter transports people to safety after the horrific bus crash that killed at least 25 people in India

A helicopter transports people to safety after the horrific bus crash that killed at least 25 people in India

A helicopter transports people to safety after the horrific bus crash that killed at least 25 people in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said “all possible assistance” would be given to survivors.

“In this tragic hour, my thoughts are with the bereaved families,” he tweeted on Wednesday.

Vijay Kumar Jogdande, a senior government official, said they would investigate the incident and carry out post-mortem examinations after recovering the bodies from the site.

Officials were seen clearing the area of ​​bushes and trees to aid in the rescue operation as they pulled out an injured person.

Rescuers also recovered a corpse using ropes before taking it away on a stretcher.

Fatal road accidents are common in Uttarakhand, which encompasses part of the Indian Himalayas and is home to many religious pilgrimage sites.

Vijay Kumar Jogdande, a senior government official, said he would investigate the incident.

Vijay Kumar Jogdande, a senior government official, said he would investigate the incident.

Vijay Kumar Jogdande, a senior government official, said he would investigate the incident.

Officials were seen clearing the area of ​​bushes and trees to aid in the rescue operation as they pulled out an injured person

Officials were seen clearing the area of ​​bushes and trees to aid in the rescue operation as they pulled out an injured person

Rescuers also retrieved a corpse using ropes before being carried away on a stretcher

Rescuers also retrieved a corpse using ropes before being carried away on a stretcher

Rescuers also retrieved a corpse using ropes before being carried away on a stretcher

Nearly two dozen people were killed in June when their bus plunged into a gorge on its way to a shrine to the Hindu deity Yamuna, north of the state capital, Dehradun.

According to a World Bank report released last year, India accounts for 11% of the world’s road death toll despite owning just 1% of the world’s vehicles.

The same report estimates 150,000 car accident deaths in India each year, or one person every four minutes.

He added that road accidents cost the Indian economy around $75 billion every year, with medical costs and loss of income pushing many crash survivors into poverty.

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