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Dozens dead in India after wedding party bus plunges into gorge

At least 25 are dead after a bus carrying wedding guests skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge in the northern state of Uttarakhand.

At least 25 people were killed after a bus carrying wedding guests skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge in northern India, police said.

The vehicle was traveling along a treacherous mountain road in Uttarakhand state’s Pauri district on Tuesday night when it skidded over the edge and sank at least 500 meters (1,640 feet) with about 45 people on board.

“Twenty people have been rescued,” said the state’s top police officer, Ashok Kumar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said “all possible assistance” would be provided to the survivors. “In this tragic hour, my thoughts are with the grieving families,” he tweeted.

Fatal road accidents are common in Uttarakhand, which encompasses part of the Indian Himalayas and is home to numerous religious pilgrimage sites.

Nearly 24 people were killed in June when their bus plunged into a gorge while en route to a shrine to the Hindu deity Yamuna, north of the state capital Dehradun.

More than 110,000 people die each year in road accidents in India, according to the police. Accidents are caused by reckless driving, poor road conditions, and aging vehicles.

The country accounts for 11 percent of the global number of road deaths despite having only 1 percent of the world’s vehicles, according to a World Bank report released last year.

The same report estimated 150,000 car accident deaths in India annually, or one person every four minutes.

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He added that road accidents cost the Indian economy an estimated $75 billion each year, with medical expenses and lost income pushing many accident survivors into poverty.

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