25 People Dead After Bus Carrying Wedding Guests Plunges Into Gorge in Northern India

Rescuers pull bodies from the ravine. (Pic: KK Productions via AP)

At least 25 people travelling as part of a wedding party have died after a bus plunged into a gorge after leaving the road in northern India.

Police told the Press Trust of India news agency there were 45 to 50 people on board the bus when it fell into the ravine in Pauri district in Uttarakhand state on Tuesday evening.

State police and the disaster response force worked alongside locals to rescue 21 people at the site of the crash, police chief Ashok Kumar tweeted.

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Vijay Kumar Jogdande, a senior government officer, said they would be carrying out an investigation into the incident and will conduct post-mortems after retrieving the bodies from the site.

Officials were seen clearing the area of bushes and trees to help with the rescue operation as they pulled up an injured person.

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SOURCE: Sky News

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