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Uttarakhand tragedy | Death toll reaches 14 after tempo traveller falls into gorge in Rudraprayag

Tempo traveller was carrying 26 passengers who had come Uttarakhand to visit the Chopta-Tungnath-Chandrashila trip

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shefali Kohli -- June 16th 2024 08:14 AM -- Updated: June 16th 2024 08:22 AM
Uttarakhand tragedy | Death toll reaches 14 after tempo traveller falls into gorge in Rudraprayag

Uttarakhand tragedy | Death toll reaches 14 after tempo traveller falls into gorge in Rudraprayag

Uttarakhand tragedy |  At least 14 people were killed, 12 others injured after a tempo traveller carrying 26 passengers fell into a deep gorge in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag district on Saturday. 

The tempo fell into a deep gorge on the Badrinath Highway in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand on Saturday.


The bus was heading to Rudraprayag from Noida when it fell into the 150-meter-deep gorge.

The said vehicle, carrying 26 passengers who had come here to visit the Chopta-Tungnath-Chandrashila trip, went out of control and crashed into a ditch about 500 metres below the main road.


Union Minister Ajay Tamta said that the state government, under the guidance of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Dhami has admitted them to Rishikesh AIIMS.

Meanwhile, Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami also met the people who were injured in the Rudraprayag Tempo Traveller accident at AIIMS Rishikesh.  

Rs 2 lakh financial assistance to dependents of deceased

Chief Minister Dhami has given instructions to provide financial assistance of two lakhs each to the dependents of the deceased in the vehicle accident in Rudraprayag.

The Chief Minister has also given instructions to provide financial assistance of Rs 40,000 each to the seriously injured and Rs 10,000 each to the general injured.

Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia relief to the families of deceased

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced ex-gratia relief of Rs 2 lakh to the families of the deceased who died in the Rudraprayag tempo traveller accident.

"An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of each deceased. The injured would be given Rs. 50,000," the Prime Minister's Office stated on X.

 Political leaders express condolences 

Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed condolences over the loss of lives in the accident and said that local administration and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams are engaged in rescue operations.

"Received the sad news of the road accident in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand. My condolences are with the families of those who lost their lives in this accident. The local administration and SDRF teams are engaged in relief and rescue work and all possible help is being provided to the injured. I pray to God for the speedy recovery of the injured," Amit Shah wrote on X.

Union Health Minister JP Nadda also expressed condolences and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured in the accident.

"The news of many people getting killed in a road accident in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand, is extremely sad. The local administration is engaged in relief and rescue work with full readiness. I express my deepest condolences to the bereaved families. I pray to Baba Kedarnath Ji to grant speedy recovery to the injured," Nadda posted on X.

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi posted on X, "The news of the death of many people due to a Tempo Traveller full of devotees falling into the Alaknanda river in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand is extremely sad. In this grief, I express my deepest condolences to all the bereaved families. I also hope for the speedy recovery of the injured. There is an appeal to Congress colleagues to help the administration in every possible way in the rescue work."

- With inputs from agencies

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