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Thirty, including 27 children, killed as school bus plunges into gorge in HP/ಹಿ.ಪ್ರ : 200 ಅಡಿ ಆಳಕ್ಕೆ ಶಾಲಾ ಬಸ್ಸು ಬಿದ್ದು 27 ಮಕ್ಕಳ ಸಾವು

Twenty seven children were among 30 killed when a school bus ferrying them back home plunged into a deep gorge near village Gurchal on the Nurpur-Chamba highway, about 100 km from the district headquarters at Dharamsala.

The children were students of Ram Singh Pathania Memorial School, police said.

Thirty persons, including 27 children, have lost their life, Himachal Pradesh Transport Minister Govind Singh Thakur said.

The driver, 67-year-old Madan Lal, and two women teachers also died in the accident which occurred when the bus was on its way back from school, Kangra SP Santosh Patial said.

Local Bharatiya Janata Party MLA, Rakesh Pathania, who was on the spot, said 27 bodies were recovered while two more had been spotted.

At least 13 seriously injured persons were rushed to a hospital in Pathankot where one of them succumbed to injuries, an official said. The condition of other injured persons was also critical, he said.

The bus was carrying 40-45 people and most of those killed were students of elementary classes, aged below ten.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur announced an immediate relief of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of each deceased.

A magisterial probe was ordered and preliminary enquiries suggested the accident occurred as the driver lost control over the bus which veered off the road and fell into a deep gorge, an official said.

A pall of gloom descended in the area as wailing parents rushed to the spot on hearing the news. Food and Supplies minister Krishan Kapoor was among the senior state functionaries at the accident site to supervise rescue operations.

The bodies were extricated from the rubble with the assistance of local youth.

Governor Acharya Devvrat ,Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, Union minister J.P.Nadda, Transport minister Thakur, were among those who expressed deep shock over the tragedy.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the loss of lives.

“I am deeply shocked to learn about the tragic bus accident…my heart goes out to the family members of the deceased,” Naidu tweeted.

In a tweet, the PMO said Modi was deeply anguished over the loss of lives.

“My prayers and solidarity with those who lost their near and dear ones in the accident,” the PMO said quoting the prime minister.

ಹೊಸದಿಲ್ಲಿ : ಹಿಮಾಚಲ ಪ್ರದೇಶದ ಕಾಂಗ್ರಾ  ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ನೂರ್‌ಪುರ್‌ ಎಂಬಲ್ಲಿ ಇಂದು ಸೋಮವಾರ ಶಾಲಾ ಬಸ್ಸೊಂದು ಇನ್ನೂರು ಅಡಿ ಆಳದ ಕಂದಕಕ್ಕೆ  ಉರುಳಿ ಬಿದ್ದು ಸಂಭವಿಸಿದ ಭೀಕರ ದುರಂತದಲ್ಲಿ 27 ಮಕ್ಕಳು ದಾರುಣವಾಗಿ ಮೃತಪಟ್ಟ ಘಟನೆ ವರದಿಯಾಗಿದೆ. ಸುಮಾರು 25 ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಗಾಯಗೊಂಡು ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆಗೆ ದಾಖಲಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

ಸ್ಥಳೀಯರ ನೆರವಿನಲ್ಲಿ ರಕ್ಷಣಾ ಕಾರ್ಯ ಜಾರಿಯಲ್ಲಿದೆ. ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ದುರಂತ ಸ್ಪಂದನೆ ದಳವನ್ನು ನಿಯೋಜಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ವರದಿಗಳು ತಿಳಿಸಿವೆ.

ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ ಜೈ ರಾಮ್‌ ಠಾಕೂರ್‌ ಅವರು ಈ ದುರಂತದ ತನಿಖೆಗೆ ಉನ್ನತ ಮಟ್ಟದ ಮ್ಯಾಜಿಸ್ಟ್ರೇಟ್‌ ತನಿಖೆಗೆ ಆದೇಶಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

ದುರಂತದಲ್ಲಿ ಹಲವಾರು ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಮೃತಪಟ್ಟು ಇನ್ನಷ್ಟು ಹಲವು ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಗಾಯಗೊಂಡಿರವುದಾಗಿ ನನಗೆ ತಿಳಿದು ಬಂದಿದೆ. ನಾನು ಮುಖ್ಯ ಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿ, ಡಿಜಿ ಮತ್ತು ಡೆಪ್ಯುಟಿ ಕಮಿಷನರ್‌ ಜತೆಗೆ ಮಾತನಾಡಿದ್ದೇನೆ; ರಕ್ಷಣಾ ಕಾರ್ಯ ನಡೆಯುತ್ತಿದೆ; ಉನ್ನತ ಮಟ್ಟದ ತನಿಖೆಗೆ ಆದೇಶಿಸಿದ್ದೇನೆ ಎಂದು ಸಿಎಂ ಠಾಕೂರ್‌ ಹೇಳಿದರು.

ಪ್ರಾಥಮಿಕ ತನಿಖೆಗಳ ಪ್ರಕಾರ ದುರಂತಕ್ಕೆ ಈಡಾದ ಬಸ್ಸು ಖಾಸಗಿ ಶಾಲೆಯೊಂದಕ್ಕೆ ಸೇರಿದೆ. ದಿನದ ಶಾಲಾ ವೇಳೆ ಮುಗಿದ ಬಳಿಕ ಮಕ್ಕಳನ್ನು ಅವರವರ ಮನೆಗೆ ಬಿಡುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಬಸ್ಸು ಹೋಗುತ್ತಿತ್ತು.

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