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At least 2 Russian tourists killed as bus falls into river in Uttarakhand

Police say a bus carrying 14 Russian tourists plunged into the Bhagirathi River in Uttarakhand, and at least two people were killed.

A police officer speaking on condition of anonymity said the bus was taking the tourists to Gangotri on Tuesday when it fell off a mountain road and plunged into the Bhagirathi.

The officer said at least two people died in the accident near the village of Tharali. A third person was missing and believed to have been swept downstream.

Eleven injured tourists were taken by helicopter to a hospital in Dehradun. Their conditions were unclear.

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