Kashmiris studying in India and Bangladesh are already wracked with worry about their families due to the communications blackout and now face alarming financial pressures as their funds dry up.
At least four people have been arrested in connection with the deaths, a police official says.
Indian officials and local media say there are still several people falling sick after drinking cheap spurious liquor that already killed dozens of people, most of whom from the village of Balpur in Uttarakhand.
Millions of pilgrims began bathing on the first official day of India's Kumbh Mela, billed as the world's largest religious festival where politics play an important role ahead of a general election later this year.
Chief Minister of Uttarakhand state Trivendra Rawat said the overcrowded bus fell into a 700-foot (213-metre) deep gorge in the Himalayan foothills.
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