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Arpan Yaduvanshi provided a police superintendent in the state’s district of Uttarkashi, where the accident took place the updated toll in Sunday’s bus crash to the media.
"The bus was en route to Yamunotri with 29 passengers," another police official at the state headquarters had told Reuters by telephone, referring to the source of the river Yamuna that is a pilgrimage site.
The bus was travelling from the district of Panna in the central state of Madhya Pradesh at the time, the official added.
Rescue operations had been launched, with the injured being taken to hospital, Home Minister Amit Shah said, adding on Twitter that the national disaster response force had been dispatched.