Police in a remote northern India village have retrieved 48 bodies after a truck crowded with wedding guests veered off a mountain road and plunged into a deep gorge Tuesday, a police official said.

Villagers and police climbed down the steep mountainside and retrieved 48 bodies from the truck, which fell into the gorge near Bharwari, a small mountain town in Almora district of Uttaranchal state, said Madan Lal, a local police constable.

At least 12 people were injured, and had been rescued and were in a nearby hospital, Lal said.

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