Published On: Thu, Jul 20th, 2017

Bus accident in Himachal, 28 passengers killed

Shimla: In a tragic road accident, Twenty-eight lives were lost and nine others injured when a private bus carrying them fell into a gorge in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh’s on Thursday.

He said that most of the dead belonged to Rampur town and its nearby areas

According to a senior official, the accident occurred near Khaneri in Rampur, some 140 km from the state capital.

He said that the bus with 37 passengers on board was on its way from Rekong Peo town in Kinnaur district to Nauni in Solan district when it skidded off the road and fell into the gorge due to tyre burst.

Immediately after the accident, the local police along with officials rushed to the accident site and shifted the injured to nearby hospitals with the help of local villagers. Some of the injured were shifted to the to IG Medical College and Hospital in Shimla.

Witnesses said the administration had a tough time extracting the victims from the wreckage of the bus.

He said that most of the dead belonged to Rampur town and its nearby areas.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh have expressed their condolences over the loss of lives.

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