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Schoolchildren among 16 killed as bus falls into gorge in India

A private bus fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district of India on Monday, leaving 16 people, including schoolchildren, dead, a senior official said.

Kullu Deputy Commissioner Ashutosh Garg said the Sainj-bound bus fell into the gorge near Jangla village at around 8.30am.

District officials and rescue teams had reached the spot, he said, adding the injured were being taken to a nearby hospital.