Seven Gujarat pilgrims returning from Gangotri die in bus accident. 28 others injured

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Dhami said that a helicopter has been kept ready in Dehradun to provide assistance if required. However, due to bad weather, they could not take off. The Chief Minister also spoke to Uttarkashi District In-charge Minister Prem Chand Agarwal and Additional Chief Secretary on phone and asked them to supervise the ongoing rescue operations at the spot.

Seven people died on the spot while 28 others were injured when a bus carrying pilgrims from Gujarat to Gangotri Dham in Uttarakhand fell into a ditch near Gangnani in Uttarkashi district. Police said that the incident took place on Sunday. Uttarkashi Superintendent of Police Arpan Yadavanshi said over phone that the accident took place at around 4.15 pm on the Rishikesh-Gangutri national highway in Bhatwari tehsil. He said that seven devotees died on the spot in the accident. All the deceased were residents of Bhavnagar district of Gujarat. He said that at the time of the accident, there were 35 people in the bus including the driver and the conductor.

As soon as the accident was reported, the teams of Police, State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) reached the spot and started rescue and relief work and pulled out the injured from the ditch. Sent to Uttarkashi district hospital. by ambulance.He said that out of 28 injured, 11 have sustained serious injuries and have been referred to AIIMS, Rishikesh for better treatment. All the injured pilgrims are residents of Bhavnagar and Surat districts of Gujarat, a police official said. Uttarkashi District Magistrates Abhishek Rohela and Yadav Vanshi also reached the spot to supervise rescue and relief operations. Expressing grief over the accident, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami prayed to God to rest the souls of the deceased and give strength to their bereaved families to bear the loss. He also prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.

Earlier, as soon as the accident was reported, the Chief Minister, who was in Delhi, immediately spoke to the top officials and directed them to speed up relief and rescue operations. Dhami said that a helicopter has been kept ready in Dehradun to provide assistance if needed. However, due to bad weather, they could not take off. The Chief Minister also spoke to Uttarkashi District In-charge Minister Prem Chand Agarwal and Additional Chief Secretary on phone and asked them to supervise the ongoing rescue operations at the spot.

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