22 killed after bus falls into gorge in northern India

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Location of Dharmsala.

22 passengers were killed when a bus rolled down into a deep gorge near Mahua Dabra Haripura of the Kangra district in northern India this morning. 42 more people were injured.

The bus driver lost control of the bus and fell into a hundred-foot-deep gorge 45 km away from Dharmsala, Himachal Pradesh. The bus, which was reported to have been overcrowded, was headed from Dehra to Nagota Suriyan.

The wounded passengers have been admitted to the Dr. Rajendra Prasad government medical college in Tanda by a rescue team. Senior civil police and officers are overseeing rescue efforts.