New Delhi: Nearly six people have died and 43 others injured after a bus fell into a gorge of Annaraj Valley in Garhwa, Jharkhand on Tuesday. Rescue operations are underway.

According to news agency ANI, dead bodies of six passengers were fished out of the gorge while some are still stuck inside the bus.

The sleeper bus carrying close to 40 people was travelling from Chhattisgarh to Garhwa in Jharkhand when it skidded off the road and fell. The cause of the accident is still unknown.

“Police broke the windows and evacuated passengers stuck inside the bus. 43 people have been rescued in injured condition and 6 dead bodies have been fished out,” said Shivani Tiwari, Superintendent of Police (SP), Garwha district.

“Some of the injured have been admitted to Sadar Hospital while others who sustained grievous injuries have been referred to hospitals in Ranchi”, she added.

Earlier on June 10, a Patna-bound bus travelling on NH-2 in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand had hit an iron-laden stationary trailer and overturned, killing 11 people and injuring 22 others. Jharkhand Chief Minister has expressed his grief over the deaths wishing speedy recovery for the injured people.