India bus plunge leaves 21 pilgrims dead

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At least 21 pilgrims have died and seven are injured after a bus they were travelling in fell into a gorge in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, the BBC reports.

The accident took place in Dharasu town on Tuesday evening, when the driver lost control over the bus.

The state’s chief minister, Trivendra Rawat, said the injured were receiving treatment at a local hospital.

The state is popular with religious tourists, attracting hundreds of thousands every year.

The victims, who were from the central state of Madhya Pradesh, were returning from Gangotri.

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