Over-speeding and careless driving led to the bus accident close to Gangnani in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district in which seven pilgrims from Gujarat had been killed and 28 injured, a senior police official stated on Monday.
Driver Mukesh Kumar has been booked below severe provisions of the regulation, Superintendent of Police (Uttarkashi) Arpan Yaduvanshi informed reporters.
Prima facie, over-speeding and careless driving led to Sunday’s accident on the Gangotri Highway, he stated.
Even the injured passengers, in their statements to the media, spoke in regards to the velocity of the bus on the time it fell off a slim highway right into a gorge, Yaduvanshi stated.
The driver didn’t have the time to convey the car below management due to over-speeding, he added.
The district Justice of the Peace has ordered a magisterial probe into the accident and the police are additionally investigating it minutely, the officer stated.
The driver is among the many injured and motion will probably be taken towards him as soon as he recovers, he stated.
The bus with 35 folks on board was coming back from Gangotri.
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