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Schoolchildren Die in Indian Bus Accident  

This photograph provided by Deputy Commissioner's office, Kullu, shows the wreckage of a passenger that bus slid off a mountain road and fell into a deep gorge near Kullu, Himachal Pradesh state, July 4, 2022. (Deputy Commissioner's office, Kullu via AP

Officials in India say at least 20 passengers, including schoolchildren, have died in an accident in India’s Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district.

Authorities say the bus fell into a gorge.

Emergency workers have reached the scene and the injured are being transported to a nearby hospital.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted on Twitter that the accident was “heart-rending” and that he hopes “those injured recover at the earliest.”

Photos from the scene show a heavily damaged bus.