13 killed, 2 injured as bus falls into gorge in Kullu

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Shimla/Manali: Twelve passengers were killed and three others sustained injuries as a private bus fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district on Monday, district officials said.

“The bus accident in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh is heart-rending. In this tragic hour my thoughts are with the bereaved families,” Modi was quoted as saying in a tweet by his office.

“I hope those injured recover at the earliest. The local administration is providing all possible assistance to those affected,” he said.

The injured would be given Rs 50,000 each, the prime minister’s office said in a tweet.

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also condoled the loss of lives in the road accident.