Uttarakhand, July 26: Three people were reported to be missing after a vehicle fell into Kalpganga river in Chamoli on Thursday morning, news agency ANI reported. Further, five people sustained injuries and were rushed to a hospital in Gopeshwar. Police and rescue teams are currently present at the spot. Also Read - Uttarakhand Geared Up to Play Host to First-ever Snow Leopard Tours, All You Need to Know
In an earlier incident on July 23, six people died after the vehicle carrying them fell into Kolar Dam last night in Madhya Pradesh’s Sehore. The bodies were sent for the postmortem. Also Read - Head To Uttarakhand’s Mini Switzerland, Chopta, To Beat January Blues
In another incident in January, around 36 people, including 10 women, were killed when a state roadways bus fell into the Ghogra canal breaking the railing of a bridge in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district. Also Read - Khirsu: A Hidden Gem of Uttarakhand, Know The Places in And Around The Hill Station to Visit
The accident occurred at Balirghat under the Daulatabad police station area when the North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC) bus was going from Shikarpur in Nadia district to Malda. The incident triggered protests, with locals alleging delay in arrival of police and attacking the force. They also torched a police vehicle.
Locals also damaged a fire tender when it reached the spot to douse the blaze in the police vehicle. Police used batons to disperse the mob. According to official sources, it took eight hours to locate and lift the ill-fated bus out of the canal using five hydraulic cranes.
State Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari said 32 bodies were recovered from the bus after it was lifted out of the water.