The twisted chassis of a passenger bus with the roof sheared clean off after it crashed into a gorge in northern India yesterday. At least 44 people were killed and three others injured, officials said. Search and rescue crews were at the crash site in the hilly Pauri Garhwal district in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, police said. "The bus lost control and swerved off the road, into a deep valley. It broke into two pieces on impact and it is now in a small river at the bottom of the valley," disaster management official Deepesh Chandra Kala told AFP.