The bus belonging to KMOU going to Ramnagar from Deoghat fell into a depth of about 250 meters deep near Totam. Eleven passengers died on the spot, while one died at the Ramnagar hospital during treatment. 14 people were injured in this accident. The deceased included two women and the driver of the bus.
Kumaon Motors Owners Union’s bus UK-04-PA-0016 started off for Ramnagar on Tuesday morning from Deoghat of Almora’s Salt Block. After the tea-breakfast of the passengers in Bhatraonjkhan, the bus left for Ramnagar. At around 8.00 in the morning, when the bus was reaching near Totam, the bus fell down into a deep gorge by coming down from the road.
On receipt of information, help team rushed to the scene of the accident. Soon relief work was started. When the injured were brought on the road, they were sent from private vehicles to Ramnagar. In the accident, 11 passengers died on the spot, while one passenger died during the treatment at Ramnagar Hospital.