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Three dead as bus falls in ditch in Uttarakhand's Nainital, rescue operation launched

The rescue operation was initiated immediately. Several people were rescued and shifted to the hospital.

Ashesh Mallick Edited By: Ashesh Mallick @asheshmallick07 Nainital Updated on: October 09, 2023 6:23 IST
Visual from the spot
Image Source : ANI Visual from the spot

Three people died as a bus returning from Nainital in Uttarakhand went out of control near Ghatgad on Kaladhungi Road and fell into a deep ditch, an official said on Sunday (October 8).

Nearly 32 people were travelling in the bus, out of whom 28 have been rescued so far, the offical said.

"28 people have been rescued so far, 3 people have died in the accident, and we have recovered their bodies. 1-2 people are still trapped, they will be rescued soon," SSP Nainital P N Meena said.

Nainital's disaster control room received information that a bus going from Nainital to Kaladhungi went out of control and fell into a deep gorge. The information was immediately shared with SDRF, Fire Department and Nainital Police.

SDRF, fire department and Nainital police reached the spot for rescue operation.

"All relief teams were immediately dispatched to the spot. After reaching the spot, the team got information that there were 32 people in the bus who had come to visit Nainital from Hisar, Haryana. While returning, the bus lost control and fell into a ditch," the officials said.

Rescue work was launched immediately. The injured were brought to Sushila Tiwari Hospital in Haldwani.

(With inputs from Bhupendra Rawat)

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