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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 12 people died on Saturday as a private bus fell into a 200-feet-deep (61 metres) gorge in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, the ANI news agency reported, citing police.

    According to previous reports, the death toll stood at eight people.

    The incident occurred in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district, the ANI news agency specified. The bus was travelling from Dalhousie, a popular tourist destination, to Pathankot. It fell into the gorge around 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) away from the starting point of its route.

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    The reasons behind the accident have not been established yet. Investigation is underway, and the death toll can reportedly grow further.


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