Uttarkashi bus accident: A minibus crashed near Damta on Yamunotri National Highway in Uttarkashi district, killing 25 passengers on the spot. According to local police, the accident took place about 2 km away from Damata towards Nogaon. All the passengers on the bus were residents of Pana district of Madhya Pradesh, who were returning after seeing Yamunotri. The bus, carrying 28 passengers, plunged into a ravine about 400 feet deep. The administration rescued 5 people but 2 died during the treatment while the condition of 3 is critical. As soon as the accident was reported, the administration and SDRF team started relief and rescue operations but most of the passengers could not be rescued.
According to the information received, the bus of pilgrims from Pana district of Madhya Pradesh left Haridwar at 10:00 am. But the accident happened on the Immunotri National Highway between Damata and Bernigad. This is a vehicle of the Commonwealth Division, which was sent to Haridwar by the Transport Tourism and Development Cooperative Federation Limited Company. The bus was carrying 28 people. The bus has been issued a green card by the ARTO Rishikesh office from May 15 to November 15. Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami about the incident and reviewed the rescue operations.