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21 murdered as transport conveying explorers dives into Bhagirathi

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There were around 29 pioneers, generally from Indore, in the transport at the season of the mishap

No less than 21 explorers from Madhya Pradesh were murdered when their transport fell into Bhagirathi waterway close Nalupani tonight while coming back from Gangotri place of worship in the Himalayas.

The incident happened at around 6 pm as the transport fell 300 meters not far off into the stream, Uttarkashi District Magistrate Ashish Shrivastava said.

Twenty bodies have so far been recuperated from the spot and one of the seven harmed passed on at the clinic, he said.

Save endeavors by the SDRF, the ITBP and police work force under the supervision of senior authorities are proceeding in murkiness.

There were around 29 travelers, generally from Indore, in the transport at the season of the mischance, he said.

On Chardham yatra since May 12, these travelers had as of now went by Yamunotri and Gangotri and were on approach to Haridwar from where they needed to go to Kedarnath, he said.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reported an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the closest relative of the perished.

In the mean time, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan experssed misery over the catastrophe and issued directions for quick guide to the casualties.

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