A school van plunged into a deep gorge in the Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand this morning killing seven children and injuring eleven others.
Uttarakhand: 7 feared dead after a school bus, carrying 18 children, rolled down a gorge in Kangsali of Tehri Garhwal today. The injured are being taken to a hospital. pic.twitter.com/Gx3HsKsTLl— ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2019
According to Tehri District Magistrate V Shanmugam, the incident took place on the Pratap Nagar-Kangsali-Madan Negi motor road when the van was on its way to Madannegi.
“Two children escaped with minor injuries. Rest of the injured were taken to the District Hospital. Rescue operations are underway,” added Shanmugam.