Eight tourists and their driver were killed when a boulder struck their minibus in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh.
The tragedy occurred when the bus swerved off the road and fell into a gorge.
I had to pinch myself to confirm it was true. Had I really won a month of India travel through a contest called "You Wander We Pay?"
As a bonus, all those secluded ravines and valleys in the foothills of the Himalayas are great places for hiding corpses. On a recent trip there I didn't see any bodies, but if Swati Kaushal has her way the place will be littered with victims.