In Uttarakhand's Champawat, a bus smashes into pilgrims, leaving 5 dead and 8 wounded

In Uttarakhand's Champawat, a bus smashes into pilgrims, leaving 5 dead and 8 wounded

At the Thuligad parking area in the Champawat region of Uttarakhand, five worshippers were murdered and eight more were wounded when a bus plowed into a throng on Thursday.

The individuals, who were all Bahraich district residents of Uttar Pradesh, were reportedly waiting for a bus after attending the annual Maa Purnagiri fair in Thuligad.

Five of the wounded died as a result of their injuries after being taken to Tanakpur sub-district Hospital shortly after the disaster.

Authorities are looking into the situation.