21 dead, 7 injured as bus falls into Bhagirathi near Uttarkashi

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At least 21 Char Dham pilgrims are feared dead while seven others have been injured after a bus carrying devotees from Indore in Madhya Pradesh plunged into a gorge near Dharasu in Uttarkashi on Tuesday. The bus returning from Gangotri was on its way to Chinyalisaur when it fell into a 250m deep gorge. Ram Singh Meena, additional director general of More...

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