Twenty-two persons were killed and 19 injured when the bus they were travelling in from Mussoorie to Haridwar fell into a deep ditch at Kolhukhet near here on Wednesday night. The passengers were all businessmen from Haridwar and had come to Mussoorie with their families for a picnic. The driver of the bus has been arrested, the police said on Thursday. The dead included nine men, seven women and six children. Rescue and relief operations were led by Tourism and Urban Development Minister Madan Kaushik.

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