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On Sunday (June 5, 2022), a bus transporting pilgrims plunged into a gorge near Damta on the Yamunotri National Highway in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district, killing a total of 26 persons, according to police. Around 30 pilgrims and a driver boarded the bus from Madhya Pradesh's Panna district. The accident happened about 7.15 p.m. between Damta and Barnigad, some 70 miles from Yamunotri Dham, after the driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel. This was his third trip without a break, according to the officials.

The bodies of 26 pilgrims have been recovered, while four more who were injured are receiving first-aid care at Damta Primary Health Centre. "The search and rescue mission has come to an end. The catastrophe claimed the lives of 26 persons and injured four others. "The injured have been transported to a higher centre for treatment," Uttarakhand Police stated.

Ambulances from Badkot, Nagaon, and Nainbagh, as well as police and SDRF personnel, have been dispatched to the scene.

A team from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was also dispatched by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and all of the dead have been retrieved and transported to Dehradun...

We'll send them... (corpses to Khajuraho, MP) once the process is through "On the Uttarkashi bus disaster, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami remarked.