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Sixteen, including children, killed as bus crashes into gorge in Himachal Pradesh

A private bus fell into a gorge in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh on Monday, killing 16 people, including school children.

Kullu Deputy Commissioner Ashutosh Garg said the accident happened near Jangla village around 8.30am. District officials and rescue teams arrived at the scene and the injured were taken to a nearby hospital, he said.

The bus was heading towards Sainj. According to some reports citing officials, at least 40 people, including schoolchildren, were on the bus when the accident happened.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi announced ex gratia compensation for relatives of those who lost their lives and for those injured.

More details are awaited.

First post: STI

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