41 Hindu pilgrims killed as bus falls into river in north India

October 11, 2007 16:21

Some 41 Hindu pilgrims were killed in a remote part of north India Thursday when the bus carrying them fell into a river, an official said. The accident took place at Vishnuprayag, in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state, when the driver of the bus, which was carrying 45 passengers, lost control after hitting a boulder, government spokesman Amit Chandola said. The bus fell into the swirling waters of the Alaknanda, a tributary of the Ganges river, he said, adding that most passengers died on the spot and rescue workers had retrieved 41 bodies.

Related Content

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attends the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in
June 20, 2018
U.N. warns that U.S. strengthens abusive regimes with UNHRC withdrawal