Sources say the pilgrims travelled to Dehradun by train and were enroute Kedarnath by bus, when it fell into the Bhagirathi river in Uttarkashi.
The victims belonged to a group travelling for a pilgrimage of 'Char dham.'
Bus accident in Uttarakhand
Details of the accident
Rescue operations were conducted with the assistance of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, State Disaster Response Force, but they faced difficulties due to darkness.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a compensation of Rs. 2 lakh for the deceased's kin.
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat too, announced a compensation of Rs. 1 lakh to the deceased's kin and Rs. 50,000 to those injured.