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Bus with Russian tourists falls into Gangotri river, 2 dead

Associated Press | New Delhi | Posted: June 10, 2014 5:55 pm | Updated: June 10, 2014 5:58 pm

A bus carrying 14 Russian tourists fell into a river in Uttarakhand on Tuesday, killing at least two people, police said.

The bus had been taking the tourists to the Hindu temple town of Gangotri when it fell off a mountain road and plunged into the Bhagirathi River in Uttarakhand, a police officer in the state capital of Dehradun said on customary condition of anonymity.

At least two people were killed in the accident near the village of Dharali. A third person was missing and believed to have been swept downstream, police said.

Eleven injured tourists were taken by helicopter to a hospital in Dehradun. Their conditions were unclear.

Representatives of the Russian Embassy were traveling from New Delhi to Dehradun, 240 kilometers (150 miles) to the north.

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