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The vehicle was travelling along a treacherous mountain highway in Uttarakhand state when it careened over an edge and plunged at least 500 metres (1,640 feet) with around 45 people onboard.
"Twenty people have been rescued," the state's top police official Ashok Kumar told the media.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that "all possible assistance" would be given to the survivors. "In this tragic hour my thoughts are with the bereaved families," he tweeted on Wednesday.
Nearly two dozen people were killed in June when their bus plunged into a gorge while en route to a shrine to the Hindu deity Yamuna, north of the state capital Dehradun.
India accounts for 11 percent of the global road death toll despite only having one percent of the world's vehicles, according to a World Bank report released last year.
The same report estimated 150,000 car crash fatalities in India annually, or one person every four minutes.
It added that road crashes cost the Indian economy around $75 billion each year, with medical expenses and loss of income driving many accident survivors into poverty.
Three teenagers were killed while taking selfies on a railway track in India, the country which researchers say has the worst record for selfie-related deaths.
Two of the passengers died at the scene, while the third was transferred to Dhaid hospital
The model was the only victim whose body was not transferred to her home country India for cremation in view of her severe injuries.
"We are sorry to inform that as per local authorities and relatives it is so far confirmed that eight Indians have passed away in Dubai bus accident. Consulate is in touch with relatives of some of the deceased and awaits further details for others to inform their families," the CGI Dubai said in a tweet.
Sheikh Mohammed also tweeted, “The ‘The Most Beautiful Winter in the World” campaign, which we launch annually, achieved an increase in domestic tourism by 36% in 2021, reaching 1.3 million domestic tourists. Its people... and this year's motto is "Our heritage"... to spread the values of the most beautiful people.
The announcement of their abolition came a day after Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri said that "both parliament and the judiciary are working (on the issue)" of whether the law requiring women to cover their heads needs to be changed.
Sheikha Bodour was astonished to find out that only one woman had presided over the International Publishers Association since its inception in 1896