Pauri Garhwal bus accident: In a major mishap, as many as 48 people are believed to have been killed after a bus fell into a gorge in Uttarakhand The shocking incident took place in Pipli-Bhaun motorway around 8.45 am, ABP News reports. According to ANI, as many as 12 injured people have been admitted to a hospital. The bus was en route to Ramnagar from Bhaun. The bus is said to have lost its control before falling into a gorge near Gwin overbridge. Reports claim that the bus was a 28-seater and the number of passengers exceeded its capacity. Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat has annonced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 Lakh for the kin of the deceased. I have been told that 30 people have lost their lives in the bus accident near Nainidhanda in Pauri Garhwal district. SDRF other agencies have been set to the spot to carry out rescue and relief operations, Rawat said. Compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the next of kin of the deadtreatment of injured will be take care of by the govt, appropriate compensation will also be given to the injured. Magisterial inquiry has been ordered, he added. Reacting to the incident, PM Narendra Modi said that rescue operations are underway. Extremely saddened by the bus accident in Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. My deepest condolences to the bereaved families. I pray that those injured recover at the earliest. Rescue operations are underway and authorities are providing all possible assistance at the accident site, PM Narendra Modi posted on Twitter. Offering his condolences, BJP chief Amit Shah said on twitter, Pained to know about the loss of lives in a tragic bus accident in Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. My deepest condolences with the bereaved families and I pray for the speedy recovery of those who have been injured. Have also spoken to the local BJP unit to join the rescue operation.