India bus crash: more than 40 die as vehicle plunges into gorge

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Women and children among dead in mountainous Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh

At least 44 people were killed when a bus in India’s mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh plunged into a gorge on Thursday, officials said.

Another 28 were undergoing treatment, many of them for critical injuries, after the private vehicle veered off the road and fell into a 150-metre (500-foot) gorge near Banjar in Kullu district of the northern Himalayan state.

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