Death rides the bus: 4 killed , 41 injured in Sikkim

August 18, 2017, 8:07 am
Gangtok (Sikkim ): At least Four  people were killed and  over 40 others were seriously  injured, with half a dozen critically   when state run Sikkim Nationalised Transport (SNT) bus fell around  400 ft  below a gorge   from a mountain road at Ambithang in Sikkim.
 
The accident took place when the bus driver overtook another car  at the narrow stretch near  and fell  on a gorge below .
 
The bus was on way to Mangan,  from Gangtok about 70 km away. The accident took place about 1 km from Mangan.
 
 Army , Police  and officials of the district administration  have rushed to the spot.
 
Three bodies were recovered  from the bus while  41 others  injured were rushed to a hospital in Gangtok   where another   seriouisly injured  succumbed to his injuries .The driver of the bus is stated to be in a critical  condition.
 
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