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Death toll in Uttarakhand’s Tehri bus accident rises to 16

RISHIKESH

The death toll in Uttarkhand’s Tehri district accident, where a bus rolled down a 250-metre deep gorge, has risen to 19, officials said today.

Ashraf Ali (35) and Manoj Yadav (28), both hailing from Bettiah in Bihar’s West Champaran district, succumbed to their injures at the AIIMS hospital, office of the Medical Superintendent, AIIMS, Rishikesh said.

Ali died late last night, while Yadav succumbed to his injuries this morning, it said.

They were among the 11 injured persons who were admitted to the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, it said.

Fourteen persons, including two women, were killed and 17 others injured when a roadways bus had fallen into a gorge on the Chamba-Uttarkashi highway in the district on July 19.

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