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Bus plunges into gorge in northern India killing four, injuring 23


India bus plunge leaves four dead, injures 23

At least four people died and 23 others sustained injuries as a state-run bus fell into a deep gorge near Dethal in Kumarsain area in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, a senior police official said.  

The accident occurred when the driver of the bus, carrying 30 passengers, lost control over its wheels while negotiating a curve on the road, leaving four passengers dead on the spot, the official said quoting eye-witnesses.

The injured passengers had been admitted to a local hospital in critical condition, he said.

A probe had been ordered into the incident, reports Xinhua news agency.

Road accidents are common in the hilly state. In April, 44 people were killed when a bus plunged off a mountain road and fell into a river.

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