At least 26 passengers were killed on Sunday when a passenger bus fell into a ditch in the Yamuna Valley. Four people left in the incident were seriously injured. On getting information about this incident, NDRF personnel were deployed on the spot for relief work. However, the search and rescue operation has come to an end today i.e. on Monday morning. It is being told that all these passengers were from the Panna district of Madhya Pradesh, who were going back from the Char Dham Yatra. After getting information about the incident, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and CM Pushkar Singh Dhami met the families of the deceased and expressed grief over the incident.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited the bus accident site at Damta in Uttarkashi last night and also spoke to the family members of the deceased. After this, CM Dhami said, "The driver told that the accident took place due to steering failure, but still we have ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident. We are constantly doing the work of registration to ensure that the movement of people is safe in the Chardham Yatra. "
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, "The accident took place due to the steering failure of the bus. The driver tried to stop the bus by hitting the mountain but the bus fell into the ditch after hitting it. We have decided to give Rs 5 lakh to the families of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the seriously injured. They will also arrange for treatment of the injured free of cost. We've been in contact with our families since night.'' Uttarakhand DGP Shok Kumar said in this case, "A bus carrying 28 pilgrims from Panna district of Madhya Pradesh fell into a ditch near Damta in Uttarkashi district. The injured have been sent to the hospital. "
After the rescue operation ended, the Uttarakhand police informed, "The search and rescue operation is over. A total of 26 people were killed and four others were injured. The injured have been sent to a higher centre for treatment. A total of 30 people, including 28 pilgrims, were on board the bus."